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
Number of strokes: 7

Related characters


Also uses chuò component: biān (side) dào (road) guò (past) hái (still) jìn (near) liáo (distant) mí (riddle) mí (to bewilder) tōng (open) yíng (welcome) yuǎn (far) yùn (to move) zhè (this)

Sounds same

jìn (near) jìn jìn (to prohibit)

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

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