巾 jīn scarf; towel
NotePicture of a small piece of cloth hanging down
Number of strokes 3
Index 50 used in: 常 cháng (always)
; 市 shì (market)
; 帽 mào (hat)
Sounds same津 jīn (ferry crossing)
金 jīn (metal)
今 jīn (modern)
斤 jīn (axe)
钅 jīn (metal)
Different tone近 jìn (near)
进 jìn (to advance)
Often in Chinese novels you will see chapters introduced by a four character proverb
. This is the classic form of Chengyu 成语
the proverbs bring a very pithy thought to life in the minimum of characters. For example 祸从口出
which is literally 'disaster from mouth come' or 'be careful what you say'. Read More
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