jīn scarf; towel

Note

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

Radical

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

< Previous radical 49 Next radical 51 gàn >

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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Chengyu

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'.
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