Meaning of 江

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Pinyin: jiāng
English Definition: river; Classifiers:
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
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长江 [ cháng jiāng ]: Yangtze River, or Chang Jiang
无颜见江东父老 [ yán jiàn jiāng dōng lǎo ]: (idiom) to be unable to return to one's hometown due to the shame of failure (originally referred to Xiang Yu 项羽 , who chose not to retreat to Jiangdong after his humiliating defeat)
浙江 [ zhè jiāng ]: Zhejiang province (Chekiang) in east China, abbr. , capital Hangzhou 杭州
黑龙江 [ hēi lóng jiāng ]: Heilongjiang province (Heilungkiang) in northeast China, abbr. , capital Harbin 哈尔滨 ; Heilongjiang river forming the border between northeast China and Russia; Amur river
江南 [ jiāng nán ]: south of Changjiang or Yangtze river; south of the lower reaches of Changjiang; often refers to south Jiangsu, south Anhui and north Zhejiang provinces; a province during Qing times; in literature, refers to the sunny south; Gangnam (district in Seoul, South Korea)
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