最近

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Chinese[edit]

(the) most; -est near; close (to); approximately
simp. and trad.
(最近)

Pronunciation 1[edit]


Adverb[edit]

最近

  1. recently; lately

Pronunciation 2[edit]


Note:
  • zeoi3 kan5 - vernacular;
  • zeoi3 gan6 - literary.

Adjective[edit]

最近

  1. nearest

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, rōmaji saikin)

  1. the latest; the most recent

Adverb[edit]

最近 (hiragana さいきん, rōmaji saikin)

  1. nowadays
  2. recently
    • マンガで分かるLisp (Manga Guide to Lisp)
      みりん。地域猫 (ちいきねこ)最近 (さいきん)までマクロのことをマグロと (おも)っていた。
      Mirin. Chiikineko. Saikin made makuro no koto o maguro to omotteita.
      Mirin: A neighbours' cat. Until recently often confused macros with tuna.

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9