久 jiǔ long time
Made up of [
Note A picture of a person receiving medical care (moxibustion) , may also be a picture of a footprint, hence 'time passed'
Using 丿 piě
少 shǎo (less) 乎 hū (at) 乃 nǎi (to be) 失 shī (to lose) 勿 wù (do not) 义 yì (justice) 乐 lè (music) 之 zhī (him) 族 zú (clan) 么 me (what) 弟 dì (younger brother)
戊 wù (fifth (ordinal)) Using 人 rén
座 zuò (seat) 茶 chá (tea) 今 jīn (modern) 坐 zuò (sit) 从 cóng (from) 以 yǐ (to use) 众 zhòng (many) 令 lìng (to order) 食 shí (eat) 舍 shè (residence) 会 huì (can) 曷 hé (why) Sounds same
九 jiǔ (nine)
酒 jiǔ (wine) Different tone
咎 jiù (fault)
就 jiù (at once)
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Gang of four
Mao's wife Jiang Qing together with Wang Hongwen, Zhang Chunqiao, and Yao Wenyuan rose to power under
. It was Mao's successor
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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