The Chinese word 最近 means “recently” or “lately”. It is often used to indicate a timeframe that is close to the present moment. For example, if someone asks you what you have been up to lately, you could respond with “我最近在学习中文”, which means “I have been studying Chinese recently”.
Adverb: recently, lately, soon
|最近天气很热||zuìjìn tiānqì hěn rè||Recently, the weather has been very hot|
|我最近在学习汉语||wǒ zuìjìn zài xuéxí hànyǔ||Lately, I’ve been studying Chinese|
|最近我很忙||zuìjìn wǒ hěn máng||Recently, I’ve been very busy|
|最近我在减肥||zuìjìn wǒ zài jiǎnféi||Recently, I’ve been trying to lose weight|
|最近我没什么时间||zuìjìn wǒ méi shénme shíjiān||Lately, I haven’t had much time|
|最近我感觉很累||zuìjìn wǒ gǎnjué hěn lèi||Recently, I’ve been feeling very tired|
|最近我去了一趟北京||zuìjìn wǒ qùle yī tàng běijīng||Recently, I took a trip to Beijing|
|最近我在看一部很好的电影||zuìjìn wǒ zài kàn yī bù hěn hǎo de diànyǐng||Lately, I’ve been watching a really good movie|
最近 is part of HSK Level 3 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 2.