Meaning of 南

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Pinyin: nán
English Definition: south
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictographic: A musical bell
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ shí ] ten, tenth; complete; perfect
    • Surround from above
      • [ jiōng ] wide
      • Above to below
        • [ ha ] kwukyel
        • [ gàn ] arid, dry; to oppose; to offend; to invade
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Example Words
南京 nán jīng Nanjing subprovincial city on the Changjiang, capital of Jiangsu province 江苏 ; capital of China at different historical periods
河南 nán Henan province (Honan) in central China, abbr. , capital Zhengzhou 郑州
南方 nán fāng south; the southern part of the country; the South
湖南 nán Hunan province in south central China, abbr. , capital Changsha 长沙
云南 yún nán Yunnan province in southwest China, bordering on Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar, abbr. or , capital Kunming 昆明
More: 南* | *南 | *南*
Example Sentences
Why do swallows fly south for winter?
A proper answer to this question must start from the fact that wherever we go - East, West, North, or South - people are all much the same.
After a while, if someone were to pinpoint your position on a map, you'd actually be both east and far south of your original position.
Passengers arriving at the South Square can enter directly through these entrances.
He would entertain there the factor of Taiohae, captains of wandering traders, and all the best of the South Pacific riffraff.