Focus on the pronunciation of north
English definition of “north”
/nɔrθ/ n [U] (abbreviation N., abbreviation No.)
› the direction that is opposite south, or the part of an area or country which is in this direction: The points of the compass are north, south, east, and west. › In the US, the North is the part of the country in the north and east: Ken grew up in Mississippi but settled in the North after college. › US history In the US Civil War, the North was the group of states that fought to keep the US together. northern
/ˈnɔr·ðərn/ adj [not gradable] (abbreviation N., abbreviation No.) › Tom lives in the northern part of the state.