nán south

Made up of [ shí ten; 10 radical 24, jiōng covering box radical 13]

Note

Possibly from a picture of a front of a house - these always pointed south
Number of strokes: 9

Related characters


Also uses shí component: bàn (half) dé (virtue) dùn (shield) gǔ (ancient) huá (splendid) mài (sell) pí (hops) shén (what) wǔ (noon) zài (to carry) zǎo (early) zhí (straight) zhī (to support)
Also uses jiōng component: gāng (ridge) jiàn (see) lì (beautiful) liǎng (pair) nèi (inner) shàng (still) shāng (commerce) tóng (same) wǎng (net) yǔ (rain) zài (again) zhōu (surname Zhou)

Sounds same

nán (male) nán (difficult)

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Pronunciation

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Provinces

海南 Hainan
河南 Henan
湖南 Hunan
云南 Yunnan

Cities

淮南 Huainan, Anhui
南宁 Nanning, Guangxi
南阳 Nanyang, Henan
南通 Nantong, Jiangsu
南京 Nanjing, Jiangsu
南昌 Nanchang, Jiangxi
济南 Jinan, Shandong
南充 Nanchong, Sichuan
南平 Nanping, Fujian
南安 Nan'an, Fujian

Proverbs

天南地北 tiān nán dì běi Places or opinions that are very far apart
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