Meaning of 斤

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Pinyin: jīn
English Definition: catty; (PRC) weight equal to 500 g; (Tw) weight equal to 600 g; (HK, Malaysia, Singapore) slightly over 604 g
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 4; Radical:
Character Formation:
  • Surround from upper left
    • [ chǎng ] cliff; factory, workshop; building
    • [ xià ] below, underneath; inferior; to bring down; next
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Example Words:
公斤 [ gōng jīn ]: kilogram (kg)
千斤顶 [ qiān jīn dǐng ]: jack (for lifting weight)
半斤八两 [ bàn jīn liǎng ]: not much to choose between the two; tweedledum and tweedledee
市斤 [ shì jīn ]: Chinese unit of weight equal to 0.5 kg
斤两 [ jīn liǎng ]: weight; (fig.) importance
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