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

Synonyms[edit]

Pronunciation 2[edit]


Note:
  • zeoi3 kan5 - vernacular;
  • zeoi3 gan6 - literary.
  • Hakka
  • Min Nan
  • 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