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Meaning of 锦

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(Trad.: 錦)
Pinyin: jǐn
English Definition: brocade; embroidered work; bright
Chinese Definition:
①有彩色花纹的丝织品:锦旗。锦屏。锦标。锦绣(精美鲜艳的纺织品,喻美丽或美好,如“锦锦山河”、“锦锦前程)”。锦上添花。
②鲜明美丽:锦霞。锦缎。锦笺。锦鸡(鸟,形状和雉相似,雄的头上有金色的冠毛,颈橙黄色,背暗绿色,杂有紫色,尾长,雌的羽毛暗褐色。饲养供玩赏)。

Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Ideographic: Silk inlaid with gold ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
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    • [ jīn ] gold, metal; money
    • [ ] silk, fabric; wealth, property
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Example Words:
锦上添花 [ jǐn shàng tiān huā ]: lit. on brocade, add flowers (idiom); to decorate sth already perfect; gilding the lily
锦标赛 [ jǐn biāo sài ]: championship contest; championships
三索锦蛇 [ sān suǒ jǐn shé ]: copperhead race (Elaphe radiata), kind of snake
世锦赛 [ shì jǐn sài ]: world championship
什锦 [ shí jǐn ]: (food) assorted; mixed; assortment
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