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English Definitionspirit; mind; consciousness; thought; mental; psychological; essence; gist
See alsojīngshen vigor; vitality; drive; spiritual
Simplified Script精神
Traditional ScriptSame
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄐㄧㄥ ㄕㄣˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)zing1san4
Part of Speech(名) noun
Measure Words
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=4; TOP=Basic
Word Decomposition
jīngessence; extract; vitality; energy; semen; sperm; mythical goblin spirit; highly perfected; elite; the pick of something; proficient (refined ability); extremely (fine); selected rice (archaic)
shéndeity; soul; spirit; unusual; mysterious; lively; expressive; expression; look; (slang) awesome; amazing; God; abbr. for 神舟

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Words With Same Head Word    
精彩jīngcǎiwonderful; marvelous; brilliant
精细jīngxìfine; meticulous; careful
精致jīngzhìdelicate; fine; exquisite; refined
精华jīnghuábest feature; most important part of an object; quintessence; essence; soul
Words With Same Tail Word    
传神chuánshénvivid; lifelike
出神chūshénspellbound; entranced; lost in thought
留神liúshénto take care; to be careful
眼神yǎnshénexpression or emotion showing in one's eyes; meaningful glance; wink; eyesight (dialect)
聚精会神jù jīng huì shénto concentrate one's attention (idiom)
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