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近 jìn: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 2

近 (jìn) English Meaning

  • near
  • close to
  • approximately

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 3,  HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Sample Sentences

  • 已近午夜了。
    Yǐ jìn wǔyèle.
    It’s almost midnight.
  • 他年近四十。
    Tā nián jìn sìshí.
    He is near forty.
  • 他年近六十。
    Tā nián jìn liùshí.
    He is close to sixty.
  • 汤姆住得离公司并不近。
    Tāngmǔ zhù dé lí gōngsī bìng bù jìn.
    Tom doesn’t live near his office.

Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 2 jin
  •  (chuò): brisk walking
  •  (jīn): ax / 500 grams

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 近

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 接近(jiē jìn):  near; close to
  • 近代(jìn dài):  modern times

HSK 6 Word List

  • 急功近利(jí gōng jìn lì):  seeking instant benefit (idiom); shortsighted vision, looking only for fast return
  • 将近(jiāng jìn):  almost; nearly; close to
  • 近来(jìn lái):  recently; lately
  • 就近(jiù jìn):  nearby; in a close neighborhood

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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