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See also jiū, jiú, jiǔ, and jiù

Mandarin

Adverb

jiu (Pinyin jiù, simplified )

  1. exactly
    Zhongguo yao xiandaihua jiu yao fazhan kexue. "Science must be developed if China wants to modernize."
    yao bǎozhí jiu yao touzi. "if you want to maintain the value of your money, you have to invest."

Pinyin syllable

jiu

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of four tones, jiū, jiú, jiǔ, or jiù.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

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