jīn scarf; towel


Picture of a small piece of cloth hanging down
Number of strokes 3


Index 50 used in: cháng (always) ; shì (market) ; mào (hat)

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Sounds same

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

Different tone

jìn (near) jìn jìn (to advance)

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Chinese proverb


Dào gāo chǐ, mó gāo zhàng [dao gao yi chi, mo gao yi zhang]
virtue tall one foot, devil tall ten foot
Where good flourishes, evil can flourish even more
There is always opportunity for evil to take root

Long March

The famous Long March of the Communists started at Jinggangshan, Jiangxi where they were encircled by Nationalist forces. On 16th October 1934 about 100,000 troops attempted to break out, most died in the attempt. 36,000 began the Long March of 8,000 miles [12,875 kms] through mountainous Western China. About 10,000 finally arrived on 22nd October 1935 at Yan'an Shaanxi.
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