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南 means 'south'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 378   JLPT: N5    Usefulness: 1    Study set: 1-4    Grade: 2   Intermediate lesson: 5    Beginner lesson: 17   Begins 177 words   Used in 233 words   Used in 6933 names   Component in 10 kanji (1 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On
   ナン   ナ
Kun
   みなみ south
Name    なみ   は   みな   みまみ
⿱   ten  ⿵   wide  ¥   
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 南 is used 18 times, read 2 ways.
Across all words in Japanese, 南 is used 192 times, read 3 ways (with 1 variation).
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ナン : 145 words FIND ALL
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noun
1. north and south; north to south
2. South Korea and North Korea  (abbreviation)
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ナ : 7 words FIND ALL
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conjunction, interjection (kandoushi)
amen; hail  (Buddhist term)
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みなみ : 38 words FIND ALL
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noun
south
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は: 2 words. FIND ALL
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noun
1. south wind; southerly wind
2. summer  (archaic)
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Henshall: 208 (originally: 190)  Joy o' Kanji : 190  Key to Kanji: 830 

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ナン   ナ   みなみ south   
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ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
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