The Chinese word 近 means “near” or “close” in English. It is commonly used to describe the proximity of an object or location to another object or location. It can also be used in phrases and compounds like “近视” which means “nearsighted” or “近来” which means “recently”.
Adjective: near, close
|近年来，中国的经济发展迅速||jìn nián lái, zhōng guó de jīng jì fā zhǎn xùn sù||In recent years, China’s economy has developed rapidly|
|我们的家离学校很近，只需要步行十分钟||wǒ men de jiā lí xué xiào hěn jìn, zhǐ xū yào bù xíng shí fēn zhōng||Our house is very close to the school, only a ten-minute walk away|
|他们俩关系很近，经常一起出去玩||tā men liǎ guān xì hěn jìn, jīng cháng yì qǐ chū qù wán||They have a close relationship and often go out to play together|
|这个地方离市中心很近，交通非常方便||zhè ge dì fāng lí shì zhōng xīn hěn jìn, jiāo tōng fēi cháng fāng biàn||This place is very close to the city center, and transportation is very convenient|
|近年来，环境保护变得越来越重要||jìn nián lái, huán jìng bǎo hù biàn dé yuè lái yuè zhòng yào||In recent years, environmental protection has become increasingly important|
|我们的公司离机场很近，只需要开车十五分钟||wǒ men de gōng sī lí jī chǎng hěn jìn, zhǐ xū yào kāi chē shí wǔ fēn zhōng||Our company is very close to the airport, only a fifteen-minute drive away|