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

南;南方,南部
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

(美国中东部地区的)南方各州,南方地区
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

南方(指发展中国家,因其大多数位于南半球)

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southadjective

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

A2 in or forming the south part of something

南方的,南部的
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

南风

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southadverb

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

A2 towards the south

朝南,向南
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

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

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