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Japanese Kanji Grade 2
# 136
Meaning south
Onyomi ナン,  ナ
Kunyomi みなみ
Usage See examples below
Writing practice
 
Stroke Order Rules
 
1. Write from left to right, and from top to bottom
2. Horizontal before vertical
3. Cutting strokes last
4. Diagonals right-to-left before diagonals left-to-right
5. Center verticals before outside "wings"
6. Outside before inside
7. Left vertical before enclosing
8. Bottom enclosing strokes last
9. Dots and minor strokes last
 
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Examples

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Romaji

English

みなみ minami south
なん nan south
南寄り なんより nanyori from the south
南向き みなみむき minamimuki facing south
南米 なんべい nanbei South America
南極 なんきょく nankyoku South Pole
南極海 なんきょくかい nankyokukai Antarctic Ocean
南極圏 なんきょくけん nankyokuken Antarctic Circle
南光 なんこう nankou southern lights
南天 なんてん nanten the southern sky

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