Jin Zhang 紧张- Daily Mandarin Lesson

Meaning

    critical; tension; nervous; intense; strained; tense

Pronunciation

    Tone marks: ► jǐn zhāng
    Tone numbers: jin3 zhang1

Chinese Characters

    Traditional: 緊張
    Simplified: 紧张

    First Character: 緊 (jǐn) – tight; nervous; strict
    Second Character: 張 (zhāng) – open up

Examples of Jǐn Zhāng

    ► Zhèlǐ de qì fēn hěn jǐn zhāng.
    這裡的氣氛很緊張。
    这里的气氛很紧张。
    There’s a very tense atmosphere here.

    ► Wǒ hěn jǐn zhāng.
    我很緊張。
    我很紧张。
    I’m feeling very nervous.


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