jiù fault; to blame; to punish

Made up of [ zhǐ walk slowly radical 34, divination; prophesy radical 25, kǒu mouth radical 30]
Number of strokes: 9

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Also uses zhǐ component: chù (place) gè (each) líng (mound) tiáo (strip) xià (summer)
Also uses component: chù (place) wài (outside) zhān (to observe) zhēn (chaste) zhuō (table)
Also uses kǒu component: bā (supposition or suggestion) chàng (to sing) chāo (to exceed) chī (to eat) chuán (boat) fēi (coffee) fù (rich) fú (good fortune) gào (to tell) gè (each) gōng (palace) gǒu (dog) gǔ (ancient) hāi (sound of sighing) hào (name) hé (to close) hé (together) hē (drink) hēng (prosperous) hòu (behind) huí (to circle) huò (maybe) jí (lucky) jiào (called) jīng (capital) jù (sentence) jú (office) jūn (monarch) kā (coffee) kě (can) lìng (other) mǎ (?) mìng (life) míng (name) ne (and you?) pí (hops) pǐn (article) rú (as) shàng (still) shì (matter) shǐ (history) suī (although) tái (typhoon) táng (Tang) tīng (to listen) tóng (same) wèn (ask) xǐ (to be fond of) xiōng (elder brother) yǎo (to bite) yòu (right) yǔ (language) yuán (person) yuē (to speak) zhān (to observe) zhī (to know) zhī (one) zhōu (surname Zhou) zú (foot)

Sounds same

jiù (at once) jiù (old)

Different tone

jiǔ (nine) jiǔ (wine) jiǔ (long time)

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Toad

Toad

Culture

Frogs and toads are valued in China because they keep down insect pests on crops. In some regions their name is similar to qián 'money, coin' and this has given them an assoication with good fortune and luck.
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