Meaning of 男

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Pinyin: nán
English Definition: male; Baron, lowest of five orders of nobility 五等爵位
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Ideographic: Someone who can work the farm
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ tián ] field, farm, arable land; cultivated
    • [ ] strength, power; capability, influence
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Example Words
男子 nán a man; a male
男人 nán rén a man; a male; men; Classifiers:
男性 nán xìng the male sex; a male
男生 nán shēng schoolboy; male student; boy; guy (young adult male)
男单 nán dān men's singles (in tennis, badminton etc)
More: 男* | *男 | *男*
Example Sentences
This came from every male patient that I nursed.
The boy's voice is beginning to crack at the age of puberty.
Your boyfriend and his schlong, in other words, would assume for brief periods the characteristics of tachyons.
I have great respect for our nurses and other ancillary personnel and the work they do, but this doesn't seem to happen to my male colleagues.
Some boys nickered when he complained his textbook had disappeared.