Uncle Hanzi (汉字叔叔）
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Character: 金English Senses For (英文): jin1
old / metal / money / wealth / weapons / arms / precious / excellent / fine / golden / durable / name of the Tungusic Dynasty ( 1 11 5 - 1 23 4 ) , which dominated Manchuria and North China / a Chinese family name
金 jin1 (productive phonetic)
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The musical bell represents all things made of metal (金属）。Now it represents gold. They were used like a xylophone and would have been immediately recognized by any ancient Chinese
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