jiù at once; right away; only

Made up of [ jīng capital , yóu outstanding; particularly, especially; a fault ]
Number of strokes: 12

Related characters


Also uses jīng component: jǐng (bright) jīng (to start) liáng (cool) yǐng (picture)

Sounds same

jiù (fault) jiù (old)

Different tone

jiǔ (nine) jiǔ (wine) jiǔ (long time)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

不怕慢就怕站 bú pà màn jiù pà zhàn Do not be afraid of slowing down as long as you keep going
高不成低不就 gāo bù chéng dī bù jiù Exaggerating one's skills

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Dragon Boat

The dragon boat festival is held in June, its date follows the Chinese lunar calendar and so moves around each year. Most web sites will tell you that it celebrates the life of poet Qu Yuan [343 - 278 BCE] who committed suicide when false allegations were made against him. The legend is that people went out in boats looking for him, and hence the origin of the dragon boat festival. The festival however has older roots, the favorite kingly creature are Chinese dragons which hold mastery over all the waters, in ancient times people used to make offerings to the dragon kings to guarantee ample rain for the crops.
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