Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 近


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Meaning

close to, near, approximately

Pronunciation

jìn

Explanation

Left: movement 辶; right: axe 斤 (image of an axe)

Mnemonic

What the axe reaches in its movement, is close.

Radicals

movement(In some cases this radical 廴 is used, but the mnemonics are the same.)
axe

Vocabulary

将近 jiāng jìn almost; nearly; close to
邻近 lín jìn neighboring; adjacent; near; vicinity
逼近 bī jìn to press on towards; to close in on; to approach; to draw near
相近 xiāng jìn close; similar to
近来 jìn lái recently; lately
近似 jìn sì similar; about the same as; approximately; approximation
靠近 kào jìn near; to approach
附近 fù jìn (in the) vicinity; nearby; neighboring; next to
接近 jiē jìn to approach; to get close to
近代 jìn dài modern times
最近 zuì jìn recent; recently; these days; latest; soon; nearest (of locations); shortest (of routes)

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