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adj./v. tight; firm, fast; close; being in quick succession; strict; intense; short of money; pressing, urgent; to tighten

Simplified Chinese


Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
jǐn zhāng
adj. nervous, uneasy; intense, strained; in short supply, tight
jǐn wò
v. hold firmly
jǐn kào
v. lean closely against, closely rely on
wǒ men xiàn zài shǒu tóu chī jǐn
phr. We are hard up for money at the moment.
zhuā jǐn shí jiān
phr. make the best use of one's time
jǐn shēnr
adj. (usually of clothes) close-fitting, tight (used in oral Chinese)
jǐn jiē zhe
phr. (indicating position) to follow immediately; (indicating order of events) right after
shì qing yí jiàn jǐn jiē zhe yí jiàn fā shēng .
phr. One incident happened right after another.
chèn yī tài jǐn le , bù shū fu
phr. The shirt is too tight. It's not comfortable.
wǒ men shí jiān hén jǐn .
phr. We are under time pressure.
qín xián sōng le , déi jǐn yi jǐn
phr. The strings (of a music instrument) are loose. We have to tighten them up.