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Meaning of 临

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(Trad.: 臨)
Pinyin: lín
English Definition: to face; to overlook; to arrive; to be (just) about to; just before
Chinese Definition:
①从上向下看,在高处朝向低处:照临。临渊羡鱼(看着深潭里的鱼,很希望得到;喻只作空想,不做实际工作)。
②到,来:光临。莅临。亲临。
③遭遇,碰到:临时。面临。
④挨着,靠近:临近。临街。临终。临危。临阵磨枪。
⑤照样子摹仿字画:临摹。临帖。临写。
⑥旧时指帝王上朝:临朝。临政。
⑦姓氏。

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Example Words:
面临 [ miàn lín ]: to face sth; to be confronted with
临时 [ lín shí ]: as the time draws near; at the last moment; temporary; interim; ad hoc
光临 [ guāng lín ]: (formal) to honor with one's presence; to attend
临床 [ lín chuáng ]: clinical
降临 [ jiàng lín ]: to descend; to arrive; to come
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