现在now

Chinese name: 现在

Pinyin: xiàn zài

English name: now

Characters: The first character 现 consists of a king radical  and a phonetic component见 (meaning: to see, pinyin: jiàn). Originally this character meant to put treasure on display. Now it is simply means the present or appear.

The second character 在 originally was an image of a house on the ground. Now the character simply means exist.

A literal translation of  现在 in English is present exist

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