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Meaning of 近

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Pinyin: jìn
English Definition: near; close to; approximately
Chinese Definition:
①距离短,与“远”相对:接近。附近。靠近。近路。近景。舍近求远。近在眉睫。近朱者赤,近墨者黑。近水楼台。
②现在以前不久的时间:近况。近来。近代。近岁。近闻。近照。近体诗。
③亲密:亲近。近亲。近臣。平易近人。
④差别小,差不多:接近。相近。
⑤浅显:言近旨远。

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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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