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jiǔ

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jiǔ Meaning

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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
jiǔ | jiu3
English translation
nine
9

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About jiǔ

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Number of strokes

2

Traditional form

jiǔ

Contains the radical

Part of speech

Numeral / 数词 shù cí Shù cí

Learning hint

An elbow

Etymology of jiǔ

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Type

pictographic

Positional decomposition

丿乙

Explanation

Origin unclear. There are varied explanations of what jiǔ is meant to represent, including a hook, an elbow, and a hand reaching out to grab something.

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Example sentences using jiǔ

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九点 Guò 十九分.

It's nineteen past nine.

现在 xiànzài shì 九点 chā 五分.

It is now 9 points less than five minutes.

qǐng zuì wǎn zài 九点之前 zhī qián dào 这里 zhè lǐ .

Please be here by eight o'clock at the latest.

一九七四年 shì zhè 公司 gōngsī 成立 chénglì 二百周年 zhōunián .

The company's bicentenary was in

zài 一九八四年 bèi 任命 rènmìng wéi 牧师 mù shī .

He was ordained in

Words with jiǔ

Explore 23 words and sayings that include the Chinese character jiǔ in their composition.

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
jiǔ 9 jiǔ
九月 Jiǔ yuè September九月 Jiǔ yuè
马英九 Mǎ Yīng jiǔ Ma Ying-jeou (1950-), Taiwanese Kuomintang politician, Mayor of Taipei 1998-2006, president of Republic of China 2008-2016馬英九
九江 Jiǔ jiāng also Jiujiang county九江 Jiǔ jiāng
九龙 Jiǔ lóng Kowloon district of Hong Kong九龍
九州 Jiǔ zhōu fig. ancient China九州 Jiǔ zhōu
九成 jiǔ chéng nine-tenths九成 jiǔ chéng
九寨沟 Jiǔ zhài gōu Jiuzhaigou Valley, Sichuan九寨溝
九月份 jiǔ yuè fèn September九月份 jiǔ yuè fèn
十有八九 shí yǒu bā jiǔ most likely十有八九 shí yǒu bā jiǔ
一言九鼎 yī yán jiǔ dǐng one word worth nine sacred tripods (idiom); words of enormous weight一言九鼎 yī yán jiǔ dǐng
十九 shí jiǔ 19十九 shí jiǔ
九江市 Jiǔ jiāng shì Jiujiang prefecture-level city in Jiangxi九江市 Jiǔ jiāng shì
九二共识 Jiǔ Èr Gòng shí 1992 Consensus, statement issued after 1992 talks between PRC and Taiwan representatives, asserting that there is only one China九二共識
九华山 Jiǔ huá shān Mt Jiuhua in Anhui, one of the Four Sacred Mountains and Bodhimanda of Kṣitigarbha 地藏 Dì zàng 九華山
九十 jiǔ shí ninety九十 jiǔ shí
九三学社 Jiǔ sān Xué shè Jiusan Society, one of the eight political parties of the CPC九三學社
十之八九 shí zhī bā jiǔ most likely十之八九 shí zhī bā jiǔ
九霄云外 jiǔ xiāo yún wài unimaginably far away九霄雲外
九龙坡区 Jiǔ lóng pō qū Jiulongpo district of central Chongqing municipality, formerly in Sichuan九龍坡區
九死一生 jiǔ sǐ yī shēng new lease of life九死一生 jiǔ sǐ yī shēng
八九不离十 bā jiǔ bù lí shí pretty close八九不離十
十拿九稳 shí ná jiǔ wěn to be a cinch十拿九穩

jiǔ Decomposition & Compounds

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jiǔ Compounds

See all 88 Chinese words that contain the character jiǔ in their composition.

  • jiǔ
    • guǐ
    • wán
      • zhí
      • shú
            • , ,
        • niè , shì , , , , , ,
      • zhí
      • wán , zhé , wán , wán , zhì , wěi , 奿, , , , , , wán , , , , , , zhì , , zhì
    • kāo
      • ,
      • cuì , suì , cuì , zuì , , , , ,
    • 氿 guǐ
      • rǎn
        • ,
    • jiū , Qiú , , jiū , , , róu , guǐ , qiú , xiāo , qiú , kuí , qiú , , , , , , jiāo , qiú , , guǐ , , , jiū
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