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
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Example Sentences
My home is in the south.
There is a small river to the south.
The climate in the south is very hot.
I want to go on vacation in the south.
My hometown is in the south.