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  *近* | 近* | *近
near / close to / approximately
(in the) vicinity / nearby / neighboring / next to
recently / soon / nearest
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
recently / lately
nearby / in a close neighborhood
seeking instant benefit (idiom); shortsighted vision, looking only for fast return
near in time / in the near future / very soon / recent
neighboring / adjacent / near / vicinity
near / to approach
Xi Jinping (1953-), PRC politician, General Secretary of the CCP from 2012, president of the PRC from 2013
for the past few years
in the past few days / recently / in the last few days
close / similar to
recent year(s)
to press close to / to snuggle close / intimate
recent developments / current situation
close relative / near relation
intimate / to get close to
close to / approaching
to press on towards / to close in on / to approach / to draw near
in recent years
similar / about the same as / approximately / approximation
suburbs / outskirts
close to / intimate
shortsighted / nearsighted / myopia
to be on the brink of / to be on the verge of
amiable and approachable (idiom); easy-going / modest and unassuming / (of writing) plain and simple / easy to understand
far and near / distance
close range
perihelion, the nearest point of a planet in elliptic orbit to the sun / lower apsis
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
coastal waters / offshore
the last few years / last several years / recent years
synonym / close equivalent expression
to be almost within reach / to be close at hand
modern history (for China, from the Opium Wars until the fall of the Qing Dynasty, i.e. mid-19th to early 20th century)
right under one's nose / right in front of one's eyes / close at hand / imminent
to approach zero (in calculus)
to approach (a numerical value) / to converge to a limit (in calculus) / convergence
Near East
to approach / to press in
a genre of poetry, developed in the Tang Dynasty, characterized by its strict form
close neighbor
A relative afar is less use than a close neighbor (idiom). Take whatever help is on hand, even from strangers.
not amenable to reason / unreasonable
very close / touching / very appropriate
contemporary / modern person / close friend / associate / intimate
(Tw) (computing) near-field communication (NFC)
with little learning
most recent in the past / recent / late / recently
those who handle cinnabar are stained red; those who work with ink are stained black (idiom) / you are the product of your environment
member of a monarch's inner ministerial circle (old)
near ancient history (often taken to mean Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing times)
immediate cause / proximate cause
Kinta River in Perak, Malaysia
low beam (headlights)
near by
one is judged by the company one keeps (idiom)
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.
to bring (people) closer together
(computing) near-field communication (NFC)
to approach / to get close to / to sneak up on / near to
suburbs / city outskirts
the pavilion closest to the water enjoys moonlight first (idiom) / to benefit from intimacy with an influential person
shortcut / a quicker method
Kondō (Japanese surname)
to sneak up on
lots of money, less work, and close to home / ideal job
apsis / perigee
to approach / to lean close to
lit. a pavilion near the water (idiom); fig. using one's proximity to the powerful to obtain favor
to come close / to get near to / front
recent photo
to take a shortcut
near-Earth object (NEO)
approximate solution
simple words with a profound meaning (idiom)
Kinta valley and river in Perak, Malaysia
to worm one's way into being friends with sb (usually derogatory)
to revere the past and despise the present (idiom)
recently / of late
to aim low / to aim to get by / without lofty ambition
modern history and contemporary history
old variant of 晚近
proximal cytoplasm
(of people) difficult to approach / inaccessible

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