Meaning of 近

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Pinyin: jìn
English Definition: near; close to; approximately
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 8; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (walk) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Surround from lower left
    • [ chuò ] to walk; walking
    • [ jīn ] a catty (about 500 grams); an axe; keen, shrewd
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Example Words:
最近 [ zuì jìn ]: recently; soon; nearest
附近 [ jìn ]: (in the) vicinity; nearby; neighboring; next to
接近 [ jiē jìn ]: to approach; to get close to
近代 [ jìn dài ]: the not-very-distant past; modern times, excluding recent decades; (in the context of Chinese history) the period from the Opium Wars until the May 4th Movement (mid-19th century to 1919); capitalist times (pre-1949)
近来 [ jìn lái ]: recently; lately
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