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
Power and Prosperity during the Tang dynasty

Power and Prosperity during the Tang dynasty

History

When the dynasties of China are brought to mind, the Han, Tang and Ming are generally considered the greatest. During the Tang China was undoubtedly the only world super-power with huge cities and great achievements. Tang poetry is considered the finest. Influence of China spread far to the west reaching the Aral Sea and Pakistan.

Purple Forbidden Enclosure

The Imperial Purple Forbidden City is linked to the pole of the heavens. The area surrounding the pole star is called the Purple Forbidden Enclosure 紫微垣 and emphasizes the Emperor's title as Son of Heaven. Just as all constellations rotate around the pole, all Chinese activity was controlled by the Emperor.
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