jiù old; opposite: new ?; former

Made up of [ sun; day radical 72, gǔn line radical 2]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Much simplified form of traditional character that used to refer to a type of owl, a sound loan character.
Number of strokes 5

Related characters


Using : míng (bright) shì (is) xiāng (fragrant) chūn (spring) chāng (prosperous) mò (do not) shǔ (heat) zhě (in process of) zhuō (table) qíng (clear sky) jiàn (gap) bái (bright) jǐng (bright) céng (once) yīn (sound) zuì (most) yì (easy) zuó (previous) dàn (dawn) zǎo (early) wǎn (evening) shí (time)
Using gǔn : fū (husband) zhōng (centre) shū (book) wèi (not yet) xíng (permitted) huà (to draw) zhí (straight) pù (store)

Sounds same

jiù (fault) jiù (at once)

Different tone

jiǔ (nine) jiǔ (wine) jiǔ (long time)

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Proverbs

旧病复发 jiù bìng fù fā It is difficult to shake off a deeply rooted habit

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