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: xīn (new) ; tīng (to listen)

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Sounds same

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

Different tone

jìn (near) jìn jìn (to advance)

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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 Makes no difference; nothing to choose between alternatives
China's diverse geography

China's diverse geography

China

China has deserts, mountains, lakes, rain forests and almost every other type of geographical feature you can think of. The country is made up of dozens of distinct regions with their own geology and climate.
Chinese proverb

Proverb

蜡烛照亮,却毁
Là zhú zhào liàng bié rén, què huǐ miè le zì jǐ [la zhu zhao liang bie ren, que hui mie le zi ji]
candle illuminate bright other people, but destroy extinguish itself
A candle illuminates others at the cost of burning itself up
Helping others at the cost of not helping yourself
Love thy neighbor as thyself
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