Meaning of 湖

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English Definition: lake; Classifiers:
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Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (water) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
湖南 nán Hunan province in south central China, abbr. , capital Changsha 长沙
湖北 běi Hubei Province (Hupeh) in central China, abbr.
湖泊 lake
江湖 jiāng rivers and lakes; all corners of the country; remote areas to which hermits retreat; section of society operating independently of mainstream society, out of reach of the law; the milieu in which wuxia tales play out (cf. 武侠 ); (in late imperial times) world of traveling merchants, itinerant doctors, fortune tellers etc; demimonde; (in modern times) triads; secret gangster societies; underworld
湖畔 pàn lakeside
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Example Sentences
Why not have dinner at Houhai - on the lake?
Clerk: Never go to the center of the lake.
See the lake over there?
My school is near a small lake.
Every day, Anthony and I would drive to the other side of the lake and sit on a grassy knoll to look at the property and dream of what it would be like to live there.