nán south

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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
Wed 10th Jan

The long cold trek to school

A distressing story of harsh life in the provinces has moved many hearts on Chinese social media.

Wang Fuman walked the 3 miles to school in the freezing cold dressed only in thin clothes. He is one of the millions of 'left-behind' children who live in villages. Both his parents have moved away to work in the cities and so he is looked after by an older sister and his grandmother. Cold weather in Yunnan province can be fierce but is not as common as elsewhere in China.


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