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
China's Ancient Script

China's Ancient Script

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The discovery of a huge number of 'oracle bones' has added greatly to the knowledge of the origins of China's written script. It pushes back the written language to at least 3,500 years ago. Careful study of the inscriptions is still revealing information about life in Shang dynasty times.
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