jiǔ long time

Made up of [丿 piě 'slash' radical 4, rén person radical 9]

Note

A picture of a person receiving medical care (moxibustion) , may also be a picture of a footprint, hence 'time passed'

Related characters


Using 丿 piě : shǎo (less) hū (at) nǎi (to be) shī (to lose) wù (do not) yì (justice) lè (music) zhī (him) zú (clan) me (what) dì (younger brother) wù (fifth (ordinal))
Using rén : zuò (seat) chá (tea) jīn (modern) zuò (sit) cóng (from) yǐ (to use) zhòng (many) lìng (to order) shí (eat) shè (residence) huì (can) hé (why)

Sounds same

jiǔ (nine) jiǔ (wine)

Different tone

jiù (fault) jiù (at once) jiù (old)

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Pronunciation

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

Gang of four

Mao's wife Jiang Qing together with Wang Hongwen, Zhang Chunqiao, and Yao Wenyuan rose to power under Mao Zedong . It was Mao's successor Hua Guofeng who put them under arrest in October 1976, a month after Mao's death. A show trial followed with the 'Gang of Four' taking all the blame for the excesses of the cultural revolution and received long prison sentences.
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fēi to not be; not; wrong

Origin

Ancient pictograph of negation 'not is'

Radical

Index 175 used in: used in: fěi (bandit)
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