jìn near

Sounds same

jìn jìn (to advance)

Different tone

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

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Pronunciation

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People

习近平 Xi Jinping

Proverbs

近朱者赤,近墨者黑 jìn zhū zhě chì, jìn mò zhě hēi Taking on the color of the company kept. Adapting to surroundings
远水救不了近火 yuǎn shuǐ jiǔ bù liaǒ huǒ There is no point in waiting for far off help. Get to it and solve the problem now
Quintessence of the Nation

Quintessence of the Nation

Culture

Traditional Chinese Opera was the entertainment of all Chinese over many centuries. A long evening performance contains elements of drama, music, comedy, acrobatics and martial arts. Each region has its own distinctive form. Over time complex movements have been given specific meanings as a very sparse set is used open on three sides. The art form has inspired many Western composers to emulate the style.

fēn numerous; confused; disorderly

Made up of [ sī silk radical 120, fēn divide; part]

Origin

The silk radical lends the idea of multiple threads that turn 'divide' into confusion
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