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南 nán: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

南 (nán) English Meaning

  • south

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

Sample Sentences

  • 群鸟南翔。
    Qún niǎo nán xiáng.
    The birds flew south.
  • 最大的卧室朝南。
    Zuìdà de wòshì cháo nán.
    The largest bedroom faces south.
  • 我们去南法散心。
    Wǒmen qù nán fǎ sànxīn.
    We’ll go to the South of France for a change of air.
  • 罗盘上南与北是相对的。
    Luópán shàng nán yǔ běi shì xiāngduì de.
    South is opposite north on a compass.
  • 南看台上响起一片欢呼声。
    Nán kàntái shàng xiǎngqǐ yīpiàn huānhū shēng.
    A cheer rose from the south stands.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 nan 2
  • (shí): ten
  • (jiōng): scope
  • (ha): eight / separate
  • (gàn): tree trunk; main part of something; to manage; to work; to do; capable; cadre; to kill (slang); to f*** (vulgar)

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 南

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

  • 南辕北辙(nán yuán běi zhé ): to act in a way that defeats one’s purpose (idiom);
  • 指南针(zhǐnán zhēn): compass
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