今 jīn modern; now; today
Made up of [人 rén
NoteThe person radical on top combined with simplified 'hand' below may suggest a contact with another person - immediacy
Number of strokes 4
Using 人 rén
: 座 zuò (seat) 茶 chá (tea) 坐 zuò (sit) 从 cóng (from) 以 yǐ (to use) 众 zhòng (many) 久 jiǔ (long time) 令 lìng (to order) 食 shí (eat) 舍 shè (residence) 会 huì (can) 曷 hé (why)
Sounds same津 jīn (ferry crossing)
金 jīn (metal)
斤 jīn (axe)
巾 jīn (scarf)
钅 jīn (metal)
Different tone近 jìn (near)
进 jìn (to advance)
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
今天 jīn tiān
今年 jīn nián
Bats are commonly used in handicrafts, paintings and artwork to give a wish for good luck. This is because 'bat' and 'good luck' sound the same in Chinese.
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