南面

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Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin nánmiàn
Zhuyin ㄋㄢˊ ㄇㄧㄢˋ
IPA (key) /na̠n³⁵ mi̯ɛn⁵¹/

Noun[edit]

南面 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin nánmiàn)

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) the south side

Usage notes[edit]

Since ancient times, the person of importance was expected to sit on the south side of a room facing north.