jīn ferry crossing; ford

Sounds same

jīn (metal) jīn (modern) jīn (axe) jīn (scarf) jīn (metal)

Different tone

jìn (near) jìn jìn (to advance)

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Provinces

天津 Tianjin

Cities

天津 Tianjin City, Tianjin

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nán difficult; problem; difficulty

Made up of [ zhuī short-tailed bird; dove radical 172, yòu also; in addition; and radical 29]

Origin

The old representation had yellow earth baked in the sun as phonetic, the second part remains as a small bird. The modern form has a 'hand' immediately suggesting the 'difficulty' of grasping a bird
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