nán south

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
Chinese proverb

Proverb

Wèi chóu móu [wei yu chou mou]
not yet rain silk repair
Before rain repair cloth. Make preparations ahead of time
Plan ahead, be prepared
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Korea

It is not widely known that many ethnic Korean people live in China, mostly in the border province of Jilin. The kingdom of Guguoren [37BCE-668CE] at times extended a long way into modern China and that is one of the reasons for a strong connection between this area and Korea. There are about 2 million ethnic Koreans in China.
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