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
Dragons, master of rain and water

Dragons, master of rain and water

Culture

The Chinese dragon is no fire-breathing monster, in China they are regarded as powerful but benevolent. As dragons are masters of rain, water and sea they need to be brought on your side if you want a good harvest, and so they need suitable offerings. The Dragon boat festival held near midsummer is when everyone used to seek to placate the dragon kings.
Chinese proverb

Proverb

, 每逢佳
Yuè dào zhōng qiū fèn wài míng, měi féng jiā jié bèi sī qīn [yue dao zhong qiu fen wai ming, mei feng jia jie bei si qin]
moon arrive mid-autumn divide outside bright every occurrence fetival joyous times think parent
The moon is brightest at the Mid-Autumn Festival, and the feeling of homesickness will be strongest during the festival
Longing to see family far away
There's no place like home
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