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Meaning of 斤

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Total strokes: 4; Radical: ; Structure: 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:
①中国市制重量单位:二斤。斤斤(过分计较琐细的或无关紧要的事物,如“斤斤计较”)。
②古代砍伐树木的工具:斧斤。

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