Meaning of 尽

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(Trad.: 儘, 盡)
Total strokes: 6; Radical:
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  • Surround from above
    • ruler, tape-measure; unit of length, about 1 ft.
    • ice
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  • Pinyin: jǐn

    English Definition: to the greatest extent; (when used before a noun of location) furthest or extreme; to be within the limits of; to give priority to
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    Example Words:
    尽可能 [ jǐn néng ]: as far as possible; to do one's utmost
    尽量 [ jǐn liàng ]: as much as possible; to the greatest extent
    尽快 [ jǐn kuài ]: as quickly as possible; as soon as possible; with all speed
    尽管 [ jǐn guǎn ]: despite; although; even though; in spite of; unhesitatingly; do not hesitate (to ask, complain etc); (go ahead and do it) without hesitating
    尽先 [ jǐn xiān ]: in the first instance; as a first priority
  • Pinyin: jìn

    English Definition: to use up; to exhaust; to end; to finish; to the utmost; exhausted; finished; to the limit (of sth); all; entirely
    Chinese Definition:

    Example Words:
    鞠躬尽力 [ gōng jìn ]: to bend to a task and spare no effort (idiom); striving to the utmost; same as 鞠躬尽瘁
    尽力而为 [ jìn ér wéi ]: to try one's utmost; to strive
    无穷无尽 [ qióng jìn ]: endless; boundless; infinite
    竭尽全力 [ jié jìn quán ]: to spare no effort (idiom); to do one's utmost
    苦尽甘来 [ jìn gān lái ]: bitterness finishes, sweetness begins (idiom); the hard times are over, the good times just beginning
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