Meaning of 谨

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(Trad.: 謹)
Pinyin: jǐn
English Definition: cautious; careful; solemnly; sincerely (formal)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (speech) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ yán ] words, speech; to speak, to say
    • [ jǐn ] yellow loam; clay; season; few
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Example Words
谨慎 jǐn shèn cautious; prudent
严谨 yán jǐn rigorous; strict; careful; cautious; compact; well-knit
拘谨 jǐn reserved; overcautious
谨防 jǐn fáng to guard against; to beware of
小心谨慎 xiǎo xīn jǐn shèn cautious and timid (idiom); prudent; careful
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Example Sentences
Reception work requires careful attention to detail.
The crane operator must be careful and cautious.
We should handle this problem with caution.
Investments carry risks, so financial planning requires caution.
I am afraid of making mistakes, so I always act very cautiously.