Translation of "south" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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southnoun [ U ]

also South uk /saʊθ/ us /saʊθ/ written abbreviation S, UK also Sth, US also So.

A2 the direction that goes towards the part of the earth below the equator, opposite to the north, or the part of an area or country that is in this direction

The points of the compass are north, south, east, and west. 指南针上的四个方位分别是北、南、东、西。
The best beaches are in the south (of the island). 最好的海滩位于(岛的)南部。
We spent our holiday in the south of France. 我们通常在法国南部度假。
Canberra is/lies to the south of Sydney. 堪培拉在悉尼的南边。
the South

the southern states of the US

The American Civil War was fought between the North and the South partly over the issue of slavery. 美国南北战争在一定程度上是南北之间围绕奴隶制问题展开的战争。

the developing countries of the world, most of which are below the equator


More examples

  • A forest fire raging in the south of France is defying all attempts to control it.
  • They reported a sudden outbreak of the disease in the south of the country.
  • The south of the country enjoys an equable climate.
  • They live in the extreme south of the island.
  • The Nationalist Party have gained a lot of support in the south of the country.


also South uk /saʊθ/ us /saʊθ/ written abbreviation S, UK also Sth, US also So

A2 in or forming the south part of something

South Africa 南非
the South China Sea 南中国海
These plants grow well on a south-facing wall. 这些植物在朝南的墙上长得很好。
south wind

a wind coming from the south


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  • There are at least 20 distinguishable dialects of the language just on the south island.
  • Despite being heavily outgunned, the rebel forces seem to have held on to the south side of the city.
  • He was last heard of living somewhere on the south coast.
  • We spent the entire holiday lying on the sun-drenched beaches at the south end of the island.
  • Thousands of day trippers flock to resorts on the south coast.


also South uk /saʊθ/ us /saʊθ/ written abbreviation S, UK also Sth, US also So

A2 towards the south

The Mississippi river flows south. 密西西比河向南流。
They drove south towards the coast. 他们朝南驶向海岸。
He travelled due (= directly) south, towards the desert. 他朝正南的沙漠而去。
down south

to or in the south of a country or region

Alice got a job down south. 艾丽斯在南方找到了工作。

More examples

  • Migrating birds make use of airstreams to assist them on their long journey south.
  • We'll drive east for a few more miles, then turn south.
  • The terrace faces south.
  • As you go further south, you will notice a gradual change of climate.
  • We're going to stop off in Paris for a couple of days before heading south.

(Translation of “south” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)