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jiǔ
char. many, numerous; each of the nine nine-days period (beginning from the day after the Winter Solstice)
Other meanings
[jiǔ]   num. nine, 9
丿    slash
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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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jiǔ quán
n. underworld, grave, the nether world
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dōng liàn sān jiǔ xià liàn sān fú
phr. do training in all weather, including the coldest days in winter and the hottest days in summer
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wéi shān jiǔ rèn , gōng kuī yí kuì
idiom. The lack of one basketful of earth spoils the entire effort to build a nine-Ren mountain. (Ren is an ancient measure of length)
jiǔ tiān jiǔ dì
idiom. highest heaven and lowest earth -- poles apart, highly different, world of difference
jiú sǐ yì shēng
idiom. nine chances to die and one chance to live, have a slim chance of surviving, a narrow escape
jiǔ niú èr hǔ
idiom. (the combined strength of) nine bulls and two tigers -- spending tremendous effort
jiǔ niú yì máo
idiom. a hair from nine cows -- the least particle