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  *九* | 九* | *九
nine / 9
HSK 1
nineteen / 19
Jiujiang prefecture-level city in Jiangxi / also Jiujiang county
Kowloon district of Hong Kong
Jiulongpo district of central Chongqing municipality, formerly in Sichuan
Jiujiang prefecture-level city in Jiangxi
Jiuzhaigou Valley, Sichuan / Jiuzhaigou county, Sichuan
Jiulongpo district of central Chongqing municipality, formerly in Sichuan
division of China during earliest dynasties / fig. ancient China / Kyūshū, southernmost of Japan's four major islands
ninety
September / ninth month (of the lunar year)
the Nine Tripod Cauldrons, symbol of state power, dating back to the Xia Dynasty
the Ninth Heaven / the highest of the heavens
September / ninth month
nine-tailed fox (mythological creature)
most likely / mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10) / vast majority
nine periods of nine days each after winter solstice, the coldest time of the year
Jiusan Society, one of the eight political parties of the CCP
Jiutai District of Changchun city 長春市|长春市, Jilin
Mt Jiuhua in Anhui, one of the Four Sacred Mountains and Bodhimanda of Kṣitigarbha 地藏
nine deaths and still alive (idiom); a narrow escape / new lease of life
to be a cinch / in the bag / (of a person) confident of success
90s generation
Double Ninth or Yang Festival / 9th day of 9th lunar month
Liuli district of Xuzhou city 徐州市, Jiangsu
the Mukden or Manchurian Railway Incident of 18th September 1931 used by the Japanese as a pretext to annex Manchuria / also known as Liutiaogou incident 柳條溝事變|柳条沟事变
one word worth nine sacred tripods (idiom); words of enormous weight
Jiuzhaigou county, Sichuan
the nine springs / the underworld of Chinese mythology / Hades
JingJiu (Beijing-Kowloon) railway
Ma Ying-jeou (1950-), Taiwanese Kuomintang politician, Mayor of Taipei 1998-2006, president of Republic of China 2008-2016
beyond the topmost clouds (idiom) / unimaginably far away
pretty close / very near / about right
tremendous strength (idiom)
lit. the dragon has nine sons (idiom); fig. all kinds of characters / good and bad intermingled / It takes all sorts to make a world.
most likely / mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10) / vast majority
the Nine Ministers (in imperial China)
Kowloon City, Hong Kong
1992 Consensus, statement issued after 1992 talks between PRC and Taiwan representatives, asserting that there is only one China
pai gow (gambling game played with dominoes)
multiplication tables / (fig.) plan / scheme
Jiuyuan district of Baotou city 包頭市|包头市, Inner Mongolia
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.)
The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art
lit. one hair from nine oxen (idiom) / fig. a drop in the ocean
Kowloon Walled City
Jiutai District of Changchun city 長春市|长春市, Jilin
nine divide by nine is one (abacus rule) / when all is said and done
abacus division rules (using a single-digit divisor)
the Double Ninth Festival (9th day of the 9th lunar month)
Jiujiang county in Jiujiang 九江, Jiangxi
to reach for the stars (idiom)
sudoku (puzzle game)
December 9th Movement (1935), student-led demonstrations demanding that the Chinese government resist Japanese aggression
nine orifices of the human body (eyes, nostrils, ears, mouth, urethra, anus)
legendary bird with nine heads (old) / cunning or sly person
Jiulong county (Tibetan: brgyad zur rdzong) in Garze Tibetan autonomous prefecture 甘孜藏族自治州, Sichuan (formerly in Kham province of Tibet)
basil
abyss / deep chasm
lit. in gambling, nine times out of ten you lose (idiom) / fig. gambling is a mug's game
nonagon
Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historical Interest Area, Sichuan
Jiugong Mountains (the location of Jiugong Mountain National Park), in Tongshan County, Xianning 咸寧|咸宁, Hubei
Chinese rings, a brainteaser toy consisting of nine rings interlocked on a looped handle, the objective being to remove the rings from the handle
10% off (price)
to execute all of sb's relatives (as punishment) (old)
C9 League, alliance of nine prestigious Chinese universities, established in 1998
the twenty seven days after the Winter Solstice, reputed to be the coldest days of the year
Guangdong and Kowloon (e.g. railway)
nine-tailed turtle of mythology / The Nine-tailed Turtle, novel by late Qing novelist Zhang Chunfan 張春帆|张春帆
brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB)
hill myna / Indian grackle / Gracula religiosa
The Nine-Toothed Rake (weapon of Zhu Bajie 豬八戒|猪八戒)
nonagenarian
Jiuyi mountain range in Hunan on the border with Guangdong
lit. ninety li is merely a half of a hundred li journey (idiom) / fig. the closer one is to completing a task, the tougher it gets / a task is not done until it's done
stinking intellectual (contemptuous term for educated people during the Cultural Revolution)
the nine "fields" into which Heaven was anciently divided / the Nine Provinces of ancient China
nine periods of nine days each after winter solstice, the coldest time of the year
Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) (abbr. for 九龍巴士|九龙巴士)
walk a hundred steps after each meal and you will live a long life (proverb)
Jiujiang prefecture in Jiangxi
Liuli district of Xuzhou city 徐州市, Jiangsu
(of a widow) faithful to the death to her husband's memory
Guangdong and Kowloon railway
Chinese Communist Party 9th congress in 1969
the coldest period of the year / three nine day periods after the winter solstice
Beethoven's Ninth
see 九孔
the lowest professions
Jiugongshan town in Tongshan county, Xianning prefecture-level city 咸寧|咸宁, Hubei
nine-ball (billiards game)
nine tones and six modes (tonal system of Cantonese and other southern languages)
rare talent / lit. legendary nine-ribbed turtle of Yuan river
nine-tenths / ninety percent
nine periods of nine days each after winter solstice, the coldest time of the year
lit. to have only nine meals in thirty days (idiom) / fig. (of a family) on the brink of starvation / in dire straits
to kneel three times and kowtow nine times (formal etiquette on meeting the emperor)
enneahedron (solid figure having nine plane faces)

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