jiǔ nine; 9

Made up of [丿 piě 'slash' radical 4, hidden; concealed; small radical 5]

Note

May be related to idea of approaching ten as it does contain a cross element
Number of strokes: 2

Related characters


Also uses 丿 piě component: bì (certainly) dì (younger brother) hū (at) jiǔ (long time) lè (music) me (what) nǎi (to be) nián (year) shǎo (less) shēng (produce) shī (to lose) wù (fifth (ordinal)) wù (do not) wǔ (noon) yì (justice) zhī (him) zú (clan)
Also uses component: chī (to eat) hé (why) kǒng (great) lǐ (ceremony) lìng (to order) luàn (in confusion or disorder) mài (sell) mǎi (buy) xí (to practice) yě (also) yì (to recollect) yì (skill) 亿 yì (100,000,000) yǐ (to use)

Sounds same

jiǔ (wine) jiǔ (long time)

Different tone

jiù (fault) jiù (at once) jiù (old)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 九
Stroke order for character 九, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Cities

九江 Jiujiang, Jiangxi

Proverbs

九牛二虎之力 jiǔ niú èr hǔ zhī lì Tremendously strong
九牛一毛 jiǔ niú yī maó An insignificant amount. A trivial matter
一龙生九种,种种不同 yī lóng shēng jiǔ zhǒng, zhǒng zhǒng bù tóng Brothers and sisters may not resemble each other

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