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)

< Previous jīn Next jīn >

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 starting something 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

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