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  *近* | 近* | *近
near / close to / approximately
recently / soon / nearest
(in the) vicinity / nearby / neighboring / next to
to approach / to get close to
the not-very-distant past / modern times, excluding recent decades / (in the context of Chinese history) the period from the Opium Wars until the May 4th Movement (mid-19th century to 1919) / capitalist times (pre-1949)
almost / nearly / close to
nearby / in a close neighborhood
recently / lately
seeking instant benefit (idiom); shortsighted vision, looking only for fast return
near in time / in the near future / very soon / recent
Xi Jinping (1953-), PRC politician, General Secretary of the CCP from 2012, president of the PRC from 2013
in the past few days / recently / in the last few days
near / to approach
in recent years
recent developments / current situation
to press close to / to snuggle close / intimate
shortsighted / nearsighted / myopia
close range
intimate / to get close to
for the past few years
to press on towards / to close in on / to approach / to draw near
close / similar to
close to / intimate
synonym / close equivalent expression
to approach / to draw near to
close to / approaching
modern history (for China, from the Opium Wars until the fall of the Qing Dynasty, i.e. mid-19th to early 20th century)
recent photo
recent year(s)
far and near / distance
neighboring / adjacent / near / vicinity
similar / about the same as / approximately / approximation
close relative / near relation
to be almost within reach / to be close at hand
to approach / to lean close to
to approach (a numerical value) / to converge to a limit (in calculus) / convergence
close neighbor
modern history and contemporary history
to be on the brink of / to be on the verge of
amiable and approachable (idiom); easygoing / modest and unassuming / (of writing) plain and simple / easy to understand
to approach / to press in
the last few years / last several years / recent years
coastal waters / offshore
to bring (people) closer together
perihelion, the nearest point of a planet in elliptic orbit to the sun / lower apsis
(computing) near-field communication (NFC)
analgin (loanword)
low beam (headlights)
He who gives no thought to far-flung problems soon finds suffering nearby (idiom, from Analects). / Smug concentration on the here and now will lead to future sorrow.
low Earth orbit (LEO)
right under one's nose / right in front of one's eyes / close at hand / imminent
apsis / perigee
(Tw) (computing) near-field communication (NFC)
most recent in the past / recent / late / recently
suburbs / outskirts
Near East
to worm one's way into being friends with sb (usually derogatory)
lit. a pavilion near the water (idiom); fig. using one's proximity to the powerful to obtain favor
water in a distant place is of little use in putting out a fire right here / (fig.) a slow remedy does not address the current emergency
to sneak up on
not amenable to reason / unreasonable
approximate solution
immediate cause / proximate cause
those who handle cinnabar are stained red; those who work with ink are stained black (idiom) / you are the product of your environment
the pavilion closest to the water enjoys moonlight first (idiom) / to benefit from intimacy with an influential person
A relative afar is less use than a close neighbor (idiom). Take whatever help is on hand, even from strangers.
a genre of poetry, developed in the Tang Dynasty, characterized by its strict form
to take a shortcut
lit. distant water does not cure present thirst; fig. urgent need / a slow remedy does not address immediate needs
shortcut / a quicker method
member of a monarch's inner ministerial circle (old)
old variant of 晚近
to approach zero (in calculus)
(computing) near-field communication (NFC)
near by
lots of money, less work, and close to home / ideal job
to approach / to get close to / to sneak up on / near to
simple words with a profound meaning (idiom)
Kondō (Japanese surname)
suburbs / city outskirts
proximal cytoplasm
contemporary / modern person / close friend / associate / intimate
to revere the past and despise the present (idiom)
known far and wide (idiom)
Kinki chihō, region of Japan around the old capital Kyōto, including Kyōto prefecture 京都府, Ōsaka prefecture 大阪府, Shiga prefecture 滋賀縣|滋贺县, Nara prefecture 奈良縣|奈良县, Mi'e prefecture 三重縣|三重县, Wakayama prefecture 和歌山縣|和歌山县, Hyōgo prefecture 兵庫縣|兵库县
to aim low / to aim to get by / without lofty ambition
Prince KONOE Fumimaro (1891-), Japanese nobleman and militarist politician, prime minister 1937-1939 and 1940-1941
to love learning is akin to knowledge, to study diligently is akin to benevolence, to know shame is akin to courage (Confucius)
near-Earth object (NEO)

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