jìn to advance; to enter; to score

Made up of [ chuò walking radical 162, jǐng well ]

Note

The walking radical provides the concept of motion, the 'well' part replaces what was originally a bird, as birds always fly forwards it indicates forward movement

Related characters


Using chuò : yuǎn (far) yùn (to move) mí (to bewilder) mí (riddle) zhè (this) dào (road) hái (still)

Sounds same

jìn (near) jìn

Different tone

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

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 进
Stroke order for character 进, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

循序渐进 xún xù jiàn jìn To make steady step by step progress towards an end
Dragons, master of rain and water

Dragons, master of rain and water

Culture

The Chinese dragon is no fire-breathing monster, in China they are regarded as powerful but benevolent. As dragons are masters of rain, water and sea they need to be brought on your side if you want a good harvest, and so they need suitable offerings. The Dragon boat festival held near midsummer is when everyone used to seek to placate the dragon kings.

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