jiu3
nine; 9

strokes 2
radical
strokes after radical 1
八九不离十 八九不離十 ba1 jiu3 bu4 li2 shi2
pretty close; very near; about right

贝九 貝九 bei4 jiu3
Beethoven's Ninth

重九 重九 chong2 jiu3
the Double Ninth Festival (9th day of the 9th lunar month)

臭老九 臭老九 chou4 lao3 jiu3
stinking intellectual (contemptuous term for educated people during the Cultural Revolution)

饭后百步走,活到九十九 飯後百步走,活到九十九 fan4 hou4 bai3 bu4 zou3 - huo2 dao4 jiu3 shi2 jiu3
walk a hundred steps after each meal and you will live a long life (proverb)

广九 廣九 guang3 jiu3
Guangdong and Kowloon (e.g. railway)

广九铁路 廣九鐵路 guang3 jiu3 tie3 lu4
Guangdong and Kowloon railway

交九 交九 jiao1 jiu3
the coldest period of the year; three nine day periods after the winter solstice

京九铁路 京九鐵路 jing1 jiu3 tie3 lu4
JingJiu (Beijing-Kowloon) railway

九巴 九巴 jiu3 ba1
Kowloon Motor Bus Company KMB

九边形 九邊形 jiu3 bian1 xing2
nonagon

九层塔 九層塔 jiu3 ceng2 ta3
basil

九成 九成 jiu3 cheng2
nine-tenths; ninety percent

九齿钉耙 九齒釘耙 jiu3 chi3 ding1 pa2
The Nine-Toothed Rake (weapon of Zhu Bajie 豬八戒|猪八戒)

九重霄 九重霄 jiu3 chong2 xiao1
ninth heaven; Highest Heaven

九鼎 九鼎 jiu3 ding3
the Nine Tripod Cauldrons, symbol of state power, dating back to the Xia Dynasty

九分之一 九分之一 jiu3 fen1 zhi1 yi1
one ninth

九份 九份 jiu3 fen4
Jiufen (or Jioufen or Chiufen), mountainside town in north Taiwan, former gold mining town, used as the setting for two well-known movies

九宫格数独 九宮格數獨 jiu3 gong1 ge2 shu4 du2
sudoku (puzzle game)

九宫山 九宮山 jiu3 gong1 shan1
Jiugongshan nature reserve in Tongshan county, Xianning prefecture 咸宁, Hubei

九宫山镇 九宮山鎮 jiu3 gong1 shan1 zhen4
Jiugongshan town in Tongshan county, Xianning prefecture 咸宁, Hubei

九官鸟 九官鳥 jiu3 guan1 niao3
hill myna; Indian grackle; Gracula religiosa

九归 九歸 jiu3 gui1
abacus division rules (using a single-digit divisor)

九号球 九號球 jiu3 hao4 qiu2
nine-ball (billiards game)

九华山 九華山 jiu3 hua2 shan1
Mt Jiuhua in Anhui, one of the Four Sacred Mountains and Bodhimanda of Kṣitigarbha 地藏

九江 九江 jiu3 jiang1
Jiujiang prefecture level city in Jiangxi; also Jiujiang county

九江地区 九江地區 jiu3 jiang1 di4 qu1
Jiujiang prefecture in Jiangxi

九江市 九江市 jiu3 jiang1 shi4
Jiujiang prefecture level city in Jiangxi

九江县 九江縣 jiu3 jiang1 xian4
Jiujiang county in Jiujiang 九江, Jiangxi

九九乘法表 九九乘法表 jiu3 jiu3 cheng2 fa3 biao3
multiplication table

九九重阳 九九重陽 jiu3 jiu3 chong2 yang2
Double Ninth or Yang Festival; 9th day of 9th lunar month

九九归一 九九歸一 jiu3 jiu3 gui1 yi1
nine divide by nine is one (abacus rule); when all is said and done

九孔 九孔 jiu3 kong3
abalone (Haliotis diversicolor)

九孔螺 九孔螺 jiu3 kong3 luo2
see 九孔

九里 九里 jiu3 li3
Liuli district of Xuzhou city 徐州市, Jiangsu

九里区 九里區 jiu3 li3 qu1
Liuli district of Xuzhou city 徐州市, Jiangsu

九零后 九零後 jiu3 ling2 hou4
90s generation

九流 九流 jiu3 liu2
the nine schools of thought, philosophical schools of the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods (770-220 BC), viz Confucians 儒家, Daoists 道家, Yin and Yang 陰陽家|阴阳家, Legalists 法家, Logicians 名家, Mohists 墨家, Diplomats 縱橫家|纵横家, Miscellaneous 雜家|杂家, and A

九龙 九龍 jiu3 long2
Kowloon district of Hong Kong

九龙城 九龍城 jiu3 long2 cheng2
Kowloon City, Hong Kong

九龙城寨 九龍城寨 jiu3 long2 cheng2 zhai4
Kowloon Walled City

九龙坡 九龍坡 jiu3 long2 po1
Jiulongpo district of central Chongqing municipality, formerly in Sichuan

九龙坡区 九龍坡區 jiu3 long2 po1 qu1
Jiulongpo district of central Chongqing municipality, formerly in Sichuan

九龙县 九龍縣 jiu3 long2 xian4
Jiulong county (Tibetan: brgyad zur rdzong) in Garze Tibetan autonomous prefecture 甘孜藏族自治州, Sichuan (formerly in Kham province of Tibet)

九面体 九面體 jiu3 mian4 ti3
enneahedron (solid figure having nine plane faces)

九牛二虎之力 九牛二虎之力 jiu3 niu2 er4 hu3 zhi1 li4
tremendous strength (idiom)

九牛一毛 九牛一毛 jiu3 niu2 yi1 mao2
lit. one hair from nine oxen (idiom); fig. a drop in the ocean

九窍 九竅 jiu3 qiao4
nine orifices of the human body (eyes, nostrils, ears, mouth, urethra, anus)

九卿 九卿 jiu3 qing1
the Nine Ministers (in imperial China)

九泉 九泉 jiu3 quan2
the nine springs; the underworld of Chinese mythology; Hades

九如 九如 jiu3 ru2
Chiuju township in Pingtung County 屏東縣|屏东县, Taiwan

九如乡 九如鄉 jiu3 ru2 xiang1
Chiuju township in Pingtung County 屏東縣|屏东县, Taiwan

九三学社 九三學社 jiu3 san1 xue2 she4
Jiusan Society, one of the eight political parties of the CPC

九声六调 九聲六調 jiu3 sheng1 liu4 diao4
nine tones and six modes (tonal system of Cantonese and other southern languages)

九十 九十 jiu3 shi2
ninety

九死一生 九死一生 jiu3 si3 yi1 sheng1
nine deaths and still alive (idiom); a narrow escape; new lease of life

九台 九台 jiu3 tai2
Jiutai county level city in Changchun 長春|长春, Jilin

九台市 九台市 jiu3 tai2 shi4
Jiutai county level city in Changchun 長春|长春, Jilin

九天 九天 jiu3 tian1
the Ninth Heaven; the highest of the heavens

九天揽月 九天攬月 jiu3 tian1 lan3 yue4
to reach for the stars (idiom)

九天玄女 九天玄女 jiu3 tian1 xuan2 nv3
Xuan Nü, a fairy in Chinese mythology

九头鸟 九頭鳥 jiu3 tou2 niao3
legendary bird with nine heads (old); cunning or sly person

九尾龟 九尾龜 jiu3 wei3 gui1
nine-tailed turtle of mythology; The Nine-tailed Turtle, novel by late Qing novelist Zhang Chunfan 張春帆|张春帆

九尾狐 九尾狐 jiu3 wei3 hu2
nine-tailed fox (mythological creature)

九香虫 九香蟲 jiu3 xiang1 chong2
brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB)

九霄云外 九霄雲外 jiu3 xiao1 yun2 wai4
beyond the topmost clouds (idiom); unimaginably far away

九校联盟 九校聯盟 jiu3 xiao4 lian2 meng2
C9 League

九旬老人 九旬老人 jiu3 xun2 lao3 ren2
nonagenarian

九一八事变 九一八事變 jiu3 yi1 ba1 shi4 bian4
the Mukden or Manchurian Railway Incident of 18th September 1931 used by the Japanese as a pretext to annex Manchuria; also known as Liutiaogou incident 柳條溝事變|柳条沟事变

九嶷山 九嶷山 jiu3 yi2 shan1
Jiuyi mountain range in Hunan on the border with Guangdong

九渊 九淵 jiu3 yuan1
abyss; deep chasm

九原区 九原區 jiu3 yuan2 qu1
Jiuyuan district of Baotou city 包頭市|包头市, Inner Mongolia

九月 九月 jiu3 yue4
September; ninth month (of the lunar year)

九月份 九月份 jiu3 yue4 fen4
September; ninth month

九寨沟 九寨溝 jiu3 zhai4 gou1
Jiuzhaigou Valley, Sichuan; Jiuzhaigou county, Sichuan

九寨沟风景名胜区 九寨溝風景名勝區 jiu3 zhai4 gou1 feng1 jing3 ming2 sheng4 qu1
Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historical Interest Area, Sichuan

九寨沟县 九寨溝縣 jiu3 zhai4 gou1 xian4
Jiuzhaigou county, Sichuan

九章算术 九章算術 jiu3 zhang1 suan4 shu4
The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art

九折 九折 jiu3 zhe2
10% off (price)

九州 九州 jiu3 zhou1
division of China during earliest dynasties; fig. ancient China; Kyūshū, southernmost of Japan's four major islands

龙生九子 龍生九子 long2 sheng1 jiu3 zi3
lit. the dragon has nine sons (idiom); fig. all kinds of characters; good and bad intermingled; It takes all sorts to make a world.

马英九 馬英九 ma3 ying1 jiu3
Ma Ying-jeou (1950-), Taiwanese Kuomintang politician, Mayor of Taipei 1998-2006, President of Republic of China 2008-2016

牌九 牌九 pai2 jiu3
pai gow (gambling game played with dominoes)

三跪九叩 三跪九叩 san1 gui4 jiu3 kou4
to kneel three times and kowtow nine times (formal etiquette on meeting the emperor)

三教九流 三教九流 san1 jiao4 jiu3 liu2
the Three Religions (Daoism, Confucianism, Buddhism) and Nine Schools (Confucians, Daoists, Yin-Yang, Legalists, Logicians, Mohists, Political Strategists, Eclectics, Agriculturists); fig. people from all trades (often derog.)

三九天 三九天 san1 jiu3 tian1
the twenty seven days after the Winter Solstice, reputed to be the coldest days of the year

三旬九食 三旬九食 san1 xun2 jiu3 shi2
lit. to have only nine meals in thirty days (idiom); fig. (of a family) on the brink of starvation; in dire straits

三贞九烈 三貞九烈 san1 zhen1 jiu3 lie4
(of a widow) faithful to the death to her husband's memory

十成九稳 十成九穩 shi2 cheng2 jiu3 wen3
to be 90 percent sure (idiom)

十九 十九 shi2 jiu3
nineteen; 19

十拿九稳 十拿九穩 shi2 na2 jiu3 wen3
extremely certain; ninety percent sure

十有八九 十有八九 shi2 you3 ba1 jiu3
most likely; mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10); vast majority

十之八九 十之八九 shi2 zhi1 ba1 jiu3
most likely; mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10); vast majority

数九 數九 shu3 jiu3
nine periods of nine days each after winter solstice, the coldest time of the year

数九寒天 數九寒天 shu3 jiu3 han2 tian1
nine periods of nine days each after winter solstice, the coldest time of the year

数九天 數九天 shu3 jiu3 tian1
nine periods of nine days each after winter solstice, the coldest time of the year

下九流 下九流 xia4 jiu3 liu2
the lowest professions

小九九 小九九 xiao3 jiu3 jiu3
multiplication tables; (fig.) plan; scheme

行百里者半九十 行百里者半九十 xing2 bai3 li3 zhe3 ban4 jiu3 shi2
lit. ninety li is merely a half of a hundred li journey (idiom); fig. the closer one is to completing a task, the tougher it gets; a task is not done until it's done

一言九鼎 一言九鼎 yi1 yan2 jiu3 ding3
one word worth nine sacred tripods (idiom); words of enormous weight

沅江九肋 沅江九肋 yuan2 jiang1 jiu3 lei4
rare talent; lit. legendary nine-ribbed turtle of Yuan river

中共九大 中共九大 zhong1 gong4 jiu3 da4
Chinese Communist Party 9th congress in 1969

诛九族 誅九族 zhu1 jiu3 zu2
to execute all of sb's relatives (as punishment) (old)