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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湖泊 [ ]: lake
湖南 [ nán ]: Hunan province in south central China, abbr. , capital Changsha 长沙
湖北 [ běi ]: Hubei Province (Hupeh) in central China, abbr.
西湖 [ ]: Xihu or West lake (place name); West Lake in Hangzhou 杭州 , Zhejiang; Xihu or Hsihu township in Miaoli county 苗栗县 , northwest Taiwan
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
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