Chinese Word Entry

中南海
Mandarin (Zhuyin): ㄓㄨㄥ ㄋㄢˊ ㄏㄞˇ
Mandarin (Pinyin): Zhōng nán hǎi
Cantonese (Jyutping): zung1 naam4 hoi2
Definition: Zhongnanhai, palace adjacent to the Forbidden City, now the central headquarters of the Communist Party and the State Council

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Chinese characters used in this word

in, inside, middle, mean, center, central, in the midst of, hit (target), attain
Readings
Mandarin: ㄓㄨㄥ (zhōng), ㄓㄨㄥˋ (zhòng)
Cantonese: zung1, zung3
Japanese: チュウ (chuu) / なか (naka)、 うち (uchi)、 あた.る (ataru)
Korean: 중 (jung)
Vietnamese: trung, trúng

south, southern part, southward
Readings
Mandarin: ㄋㄢˊ (nán), ㄋㄚ (nā)
Cantonese: naam4
Japanese: ナン (nan)、 ナ (na)、 ダン (dan) / みなみ (minami)
Korean: 남 (nam)
Vietnamese: nam

sea, ocean, maritime
Readings
Mandarin: ㄏㄞˇ (hǎi)
Cantonese: hoi2
Japanese: カイ (kai) / うみ (umi)
Korean: 해 (hae)
Vietnamese: hải
Variants
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