jīn axe; measure of weight; kati

Note

Picture of an axe, hence division and so a weight measure
Number of strokes: 4

Radical

Index 69 used in: used in: jìn (near) ; tīng (to listen) ; xīn (new)

< Previous radical 68 dǒu Next radical 70 fāng >

Sounds same

jīn (ferry crossing) jīn (metal) jīn (modern) jīn (scarf) jīn (metal)

Different tone

jìn (near) jìn jìn (to advance) jìn (to prohibit)

< Previous jīn Next jīn >

Pronunciation

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stroke order for 斤
Stroke order for character 斤, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

半斤八两 bàn jīn bā liǎng Nothing to choose between two alternatives
Chinese proverb

Proverb

落井
Luò jǐng xià shí [luo jing xia shi]
fall well throw stone
After someone falls into a well throw in a stone
To add needlessly to someone's misfortunes
Hit a man when he is down
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