jīn modern; now; today

Made up of [ rén person radical 9]

Note

The person radical on top combined with simplified 'hand' below may suggest a contact with another person - immediacy
Number of strokes 4

Related characters


Using rén : zuò (seat) chá (tea) zuò (sit) cóng (from) yǐ (to use) zhòng (many) jiǔ (long time) lìng (to order) shí (eat) shè (residence) huì (can) hé (why)

Sounds same

jīn (ferry crossing) jīn (metal) jīn (axe) jīn (scarf) jīn (metal)

Different tone

jìn (near) jìn jìn (to advance)

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Proverbs

古为今用 gǔ wéi jīn yòng Learning from history. Applying past history to the current situation
今非昔比 jīn fēi xī bǐ The past is not always a good predictor of the future. Things change.
今日事,今日毕 jīn rì shì, jīn rì bì Finish the current job before doing anything new
今朝有酒今朝醉 jīn zhāo yǒu jiǔ jīn zhāo zuì Take advantage of good fortune while it is around

Phrases

今天 jīn tiān today
今年 jīn nián this year
Epic and formative episode in the rise of the Communists

Epic and formative episode in the rise of the Communists

Modern History

The tales of the heroic struggle of thousands of soldiers over thousands of miles of challenging terrain were held up as the pivotal episode in the early days of the Communist party. It was during the Long March that Mao Zedong emerged as leader with his own vision for the future of China.

Yellow Emperor

The founding father of China is the legendary Yellow Emperor [2718 BCE - 2598 BCE] of pre-history. He is credited with many innovations and inventions. The official year number in China starts at the year of his birth.
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