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

Chinese chess

The Chinese game of chess is rather different to the version used in the West. The Chinese version is generally considered older and because of the lack of a 'queen' (a relatively recent addition) and the strange rules for the 'cannon' make it just as challenging a game.
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zuì most; the most

Made up of [ rì sun; day radical 72, qǔ to take; to get; to choose]

Origin

Combines 'sun' and 'to take' so can be thought of as a superlative as the 'sun' is dominant over all things
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