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最近 zuì jìn: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

最近 (zuì jìn) English Meaning

  • recent
  • recently
  • these days
  • latest
  • soon
  • nearest (of locations)
  • shortest (of routes)

Traditional Characters: 最近

最 forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 3, HSK 4 and HSK 5.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

近 forms words in:

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

Sample Sentences

  • 最近很忙。
    Zuìjìn hěn máng.
    I’m very busy these days.
  • 你最近怎样?
    Nǐ zuìjìn zěnyàng?
    How are you getting along these days?
  • 我最近胖了。
    Wǒ zuìjìn pàngle.
    I’ve put on weight recently.
  • 最近怎么样?
    Zuìjìn zěnme yàng?
    How have you been recently?
  • 我最近忙得很。
    Wǒ zuìjìn máng dé hěn.
    These days I am very busy.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

最 (zuì): most; the most; -est (superlative suffix)

  • (yuē): to say
  • (qǔ): to take; to get; to choose; to fetch

近 (jìn): near; close to; approximately

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

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 最

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 4 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 近

HSK 2 Word List

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

HSK 6 Word List

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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