nèi inner; within

Alternative traditional form of character:

< Previous ne Next néng >


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stroke order for 内
Stroke order for character 内, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license


内蒙古 Inner Mongolia


内江 Neijiang, Sichuan
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