jiu3
= ji + ou3
nine / 9
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With this character we have completed the first ten Chinese numbers. Wohoo! You may think that you don't need a mnemonic for , but it helps to prevent confusing this one with or , which will get their own mnemonics later.

This mnemonic has comparatively many elements. To remember them all, it is useful to imagine the story like a video clip: Jeanne first digs a hole with the shovel, then discovers the banana, peels it, finds the flute, falls in love and floats on cloud nine. Try to exalt your imagination: Images (and emotions!) stick in your head better than anything else.


Composition: 九 = 丿 + 一 + 乚

jiu3 =
ji + ou3

nine / 9 | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Jeanne d'Arc is on cloud nine in the Louvre. With a shovel, she dug up a banana: when she peeled it she found a flute inside, with which she instantly fell in love. - Mnemonic by Matthias, about 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


=
丿
+

+
丿
pie3 =
pi + e3

radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 4) / see 撇[pie3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of 丿

Pocahontas (pi-) is watching a giant banana (丿) inside the Erectheion (-e3). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
over 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


=
丿
+

+
yi1 =
y + Ø1

one / 1 / single / a (article) / as soon as / entire / whole / all / throughout / "one" radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1) | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

Maud Younger (y) plays her flute (一) in front of the space station (Ø1). - Mnemonic by Matthias, almost 4 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
almost 4 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago


=
丿
+

+
ya4 =
y + a4

component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of 毫[hao2] / archaic variant of 乙[yi3] | add a mnemonic for this meaning of

This character shall be represented by a shovel (乚). Remember it by imagining Maud Younger (y) shovelling a grave in the Adziogol Lighthouse's bathroom (a4). - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Wikimedia Commons:Stroke Order Project

九 order 080bfd0316546d1de51e4980c3a876c61b71170f40af58e7dc84d4c9ff0fc256

appears as component in

has no simplified variant.

HSK level: 1

Pronunciation: Gorodish elements and their mnemonics (what's this?)

ji

Jeanne d'Arc - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago
ou3

In the Louvre - Mnemonic by Matthias, over 3 years ago | add a painting

Image by Matthias,
about 3 years ago

Words with


jiu3

si3

yi1

sheng1
nine deaths and still alive (idiom); a narrow escape / new lease of life

shi2

jiu3
nineteen / 19

san1

jiao4

jiu3

liu2
the Three Religions (Daoism, Confucianism, Buddhism) and Nine Schools (Confucians, Daoists, Yin-Yang, Legalists, Logicians, Mohists, Political Strategists, Eclectics, Agriculturists) / fig. people from all trades (often derog.)

jiu3

long2
Kowloon district of Hong Kong

jiu3

shi2
ninety

yi1

yan2

jiu3

ding3
one word worth nine sacred tripods (idiom); words of enormous weight

jiu3

fen1

zhi1

yi1
one ninth

pai2

jiu3
pai gow (gambling game played with dominoes)

shi2

you3

ba1

jiu3
most likely / mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10) / vast majority

jiu3

yue4

fen4
September / ninth month

jiu3

zhou1
division of China during earliest dynasties / fig. ancient China / Kyūshū, southernmost of Japan's four major islands

jiu3

wei3

hu2
nine-tailed fox (mythological creature)

jiu3

tian1
the Ninth Heaven / the highest of the heavens

shi2

zhi1

ba1

jiu3
most likely / mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10) / vast majority

shi2

na2

jiu3

wen3
extremely certain / ninety percent sure

jiu3

yue4
September / ninth month (of the lunar year)

jiu3

xiao1

yun2

wai4
beyond the topmost clouds (idiom) / unimaginably far away

ba1

jiu3

bu4

li2

shi2
pretty close / very near / about right

jiu3

quan2
the nine springs / the underworld of Chinese mythology / Hades

jiu3

tian1

xuan2

nu:3
Xuan Nü, a fairy in Chinese mythology

jiu3

tai2

shi4
Jiutai county level city in Changchun 長春|长春, Jilin

jiu3

jiu3

gui1

yi1
nine divide by nine is one (abacus rule) / when all is said and done

jiu3

ceng2

ta3
basil

jiu3

tai2
Jiutai county level city in Changchun 長春|长春, Jilin

jiu3

wei3

gui1
nine-tailed turtle of mythology / The Nine-tailed Turtle, novel by late Qing novelist Zhang Chunfan 張春帆|张春帆

jiu3

yi2

shan1
Jiuyi mountain range in Hunan on the border with Guangdong

jiu3

ba1
Kowloon Motor Bus Company KMB

jiu3

zhai4

gou1

feng1

jing3

ming2

sheng4

qu1
Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historical Interest Area, Sichuan

jiu3

yuan2

qu1
Jiuyuan district of Baotou city 包頭市|包头市[Bao1 tou2 shi4], Inner Mongolia

jiu3

cheng2
nine-tenths / ninety percent

jiu3

jiu3

cheng2

fa3

biao3
multiplication table

jiu3

zhai4

gou1

xian4
Jiuzhaigou county, Sichuan

jiu3

zhai4

gou1
Jiuzhaigou Valley, Sichuan / Jiuzhaigou county, Sichuan

jiu3

qing1
the Nine Ministers (in imperial China)

jiu3

gong1

ge2

shu4

du2
sudoku (puzzle game)

jiu3

jiang1

xian4
Jiujiang county in Jiujiang 九江, Jiangxi

jiu3

gong1

shan1

zhen4
Jiugongshan town in Tongshan county, Xianning prefecture 咸宁, Hubei

jiu3

san1

xue2

she4
Jiusan Society, one of the eight political parties of the CPC

jiu3

jiang1

shi4
Jiujiang prefecture level city in Jiangxi

jiu3

jiang1

di4

qu1
Jiujiang prefecture in Jiangxi

Example sentences for

 
still - 9000 - year - 's - heavenly peach
There are still the 9000 year peaches
 
this - peach - extremely important - 9000 - year - blossom
These peaches are extremely important. They blossom every 9000 years
 
know - (le) - 9000 - year - blossom - 9000 - year - bear fruit
I got it! Every 9000 years they blossom, every 9000 years they bear fruit
 
Your Majesty - poor Taoist - for - Your Majesty - that - refine - nine - gold - pill
Your Majesty, the nine pills that this poor Taoist prepared for your Majesty

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