jiǔ long time

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


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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