xīn new

Made up of [ jīn axe; measure of weight; kati radical 69]

Note

One derivation is from 'new' information being extracted from people by beating with hazel sticks cut by an axe, so the character has 'hazel' and 'axe' in it
Number of strokes 13

Related characters


Using jīn : tīng (to listen)

Sounds same

xīn (heart) xīn (hard) xīn (heart)

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Pronunciation

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Provinces

新疆 Xinjiang

Cities

新乡 Xinxiang, Henan
阜新 Fuxin, Liaoning
新泰 Xintai, Shandong

Proverbs

穿新鞋,走老路 chuān xīn xié, zǒu lǎo lù Stick to the old ways while appearing to follow the latest trends
耳目一新 ěr mù yī xīn A change of place, everything fresh and new
温故而知新 wēn gù ér zhī xīn Studying the past helps to understand the present

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