咎 jiù fault; to blame; to punish
Made up of [口 kǒu
Using 口 kǒu
: 右 yòu (right) 和 hé (together) 问 wèn (ask) 叫 jiào (called) 语 yǔ (language) 史 shǐ (history) 只 zhī (one) 吃 chī (to eat) 福 fú (good fortune) 富 fù (rich) 古 gǔ (ancient) 亨 hēng (prosperous) 或 huò (maybe) 君 jūn (monarch) 可 kě (can) 命 mìng (life) 如 rú (as) 尚 shàng (still) 事 shì (matter) 虽 suī (although) 台 tái (typhoon) 喜 xǐ (to be fond of) 知 zhī (to know) 周 zhōu (surname Zhou) 足 zú (foot) 号 hào (name) 宫 gōng (palace) 句 jù (sentence) 吗 mǎ (?) 曰 yuē (to speak) 狗 gǒu (dog) 合 hé (to close) 吉 jí (lucky) 另 lìng (other) 吧 bā (supposition or suggestion) 兄 xiōng (elder brother) 咳 hāi (sound of sighing) 名 míng (name) 告 gào (to tell) 占 zhān (to observe) 后 hòu (behind) 唐 táng (Tang) 各 gè (each) 唱 chàng (to sing) 听 tīng (to listen) 喝 hē (drink) 咬 yǎo (to bite) 呢 ne (and you?) 船 chuán (boat) 回 huí (to circle)
Sounds same就 jiù (at once)
旧 jiù (old)
Different tone九 jiǔ (nine)
酒 jiǔ (wine)
久 jiǔ (long time)
Often in Chinese novels you will see chapters introduced by a four character proverb
. This is the classic form of Chengyu 成语
the proverbs bring a very pithy thought to life in the minimum of characters. For example 祸从口出
which is literally 'disaster from mouth come' or 'be careful what you say'. Read More
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