jiù at once; right away; only

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

Related characters


Using jīng : jīng (to start) jǐng (bright)

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

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高不成低不就 gāo bù chéng dī bù jiù Exaggerating one's self importance to the point of stubbornness

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