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Translingual[edit]

Stroke order
今-bw.png

Han character[edit]

(radical 9 +2, 4 strokes, cangjie input 人戈弓 (OIN), four-corner 80207)

  1. now, today, modern era

Derived characters[edit]

References[edit]

  • KangXi: page 91, character 18
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 358
  • Dae Jaweon: page 194, character 3
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 1, page 105, character 5
  • Unihan data for U+4ECA

Chinese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]


Middle Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Character (今), Pronunciation 1/1

Initial: 見 (28)
Final: 侵
Division: III

Openness: Open
Tone: Level (Ø)

Fanqie: 居吟切
Zhengzhang
Shangfang
Bernard
Karlgren
Li
Rong
Pan
Wuyun
Edwin
Pulleyblank
Wang
Li
Shao
Rongfen
/kiɪm/ /ki̯əm/ /kiəm/ /kim/ /kim/ /kĭĕm/ /kjem/
Old Chinese pronunciation (, reconstructed)
Baxter-Sagart system 1.1 (2014)
Character Modern Beijing
(Pinyin)
Middle Chinese Old Chinese English
jīn ‹ kim › /*[k]r[əә]m/ now

Notes for Old Chinese notations in the Baxter-Sagart system:

  • Parentheses "()" indicate uncertain presence;
  • Square brackets "[]" indicate uncertain identity, e.g. *[t] as coda may in fact be *-t or *-p;
  • Angle brackets "<>" indicate infix;
  • Hyphen "-" indicates morpheme boundary;
  • Period "." indicates syllable boundary.
Zhengzhang system (2003)
Character No. Phonetic
component
Rime
group
Rime
subdivision
Corresponding
MC rime
Old Chinese Notes
6599 1 /*krɯm/ 文源謂含初文

Definitions[edit]

  1. today, now
  2. present, current

Compounds[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 2 “Kyōiku” kanji)

  1. now

Readings[edit]

Compounds[edit]

Noun[edit]

(hiragana いま, romaji ima)

  1. now, present

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

(hiragana こん, romaji Kon)

  1. A surname​.

Adverb[edit]

(hiragana いま, romaji ima)

  1. now
  2. just now
  3. soon

See also[edit]


Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(geum)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: geum, McCune-Reischauer: kŭm)
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Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(kim)

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