最近

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
さい
Grade: 4
きん
Grade: 2
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

(sai-, most) +‎ (kin, close)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

最近 (hiragana さいきん, romaji saikin)

  1. the latest; the most recent

Derived terms[edit]

Computer Term

Adverb[edit]

最近 (hiragana さいきん, romaji saikin)

  1. nowadays
  2. recently
    • マンガで分かるLisp (Manga Guide to Lisp)
      みりん。地域猫最近までマクロのことをマグロと思っていた。
      みりん。ちいきねこ。さいきんまでまくろのことをまぐろとおもっていた。
      Mirin. Chiiki neko. Saikin made makuro no koto o maguro to omotte ita.
      Mirin: A neighbours' cat. Until recently often confused macros with tuna.

Derived terms[edit]

Uncommon

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, ISBN 978-4-14-011112-3

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin zuìjìn
Zhuyin ㄗㄨㄟˋ ㄐㄧㄣˋ
IPA (key) /t͡su̯eɪ̯⁵¹⁻⁵³ t͡ɕin⁵¹/
Audio
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Adverb[edit]

最近 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin zuìjìn)

  1. (Beginning Mandarin) recently; lately