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Meaning of 紧

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(Trad.: 緊)
Pinyin: jǐn
English Definition: tight; strict; close at hand; near; urgent; tense; hard up; short of money; to tighten
Chinese Definition:
①密切合拢,与“松”相对:拧紧。捆紧。
②靠得极近:紧邻。
③使紧:把琴弦紧紧。
④事情密切接连着,时间急促没有空隙:紧凑。紧密。紧缩。加紧。抓紧。
⑤形势严重,关系重要:紧急。紧促。紧迫。紧要。
⑥不宽裕:紧俏。紧缺。

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Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (silk) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • Left to right
      • [ yòu ] and, also, again, in addition
    • [ ] silk; thread
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Example Words:
紧张 [ jǐn zhāng ]: nervous; keyed up; intense; tense; strained; in short supply; scarce; Classifiers:
赶紧 [ gǎn jǐn ]: hurriedly; without delay
紧急 [ jǐn ]: urgent; emergency
抓紧 [ zhuā jǐn ]: to grasp firmly; to pay special attention to; to rush in; to make the most of
不要紧 [ yào jǐn ]: unimportant; not serious; it doesn't matter; never mind; it looks all right, but
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