Japanese Word Entry

側近
Kana:そっきん
Romaji:sokkin
Definition: close associate, close aide, brains-truster

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Chinese characters used in this word

side, lean, oppose, regret, incline, slant
Readings
Mandarin: ㄘㄜˋ (cè), ㄗㄜˋ (zè), ㄓㄞ (zhāi)
Cantonese: zak1
Japanese: ソク (soku)、 ショク (shoku) / かわ (kawa)、 がわ (gawa)、 そば (soba)、 かたわら (katawara)、 そばめる (sobameru)
Korean: 측 (cheug)
Vietnamese: trắc
Variants
Simplified Chinese form:

near, early, akin, tantamount, close, approach, intimate
Readings
Mandarin: ㄐㄧㄣˋ (jìn)
Cantonese: gan6, kan5
Japanese: キン (kin)、 コン (kon) / ちか.い (chikai)
Korean: 근 (geun)
Vietnamese: cận, cấn, ký