Wednesday, 19 March 2008

押金 - yā jīn - deposit

The first character of today’s word 押, yā means to give something as security for something else. It is pronounced yah with a 1st or high, level tone.

The second character 金, jīn means money. It is pronounced like the word gin, also with a 1st or high level tone.

Together the meaning is clear, a deposit.