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  *九* | 九* | *九
nine / 9
HSK 1
nineteen / 19
division of China during earliest dynasties / fig. ancient China / Kyūshū, southernmost of Japan's four major islands
Jiujiang prefecture-level city in Jiangxi / also Jiujiang county
Kowloon district of Hong Kong
September / ninth month (of the lunar year)
Jiuzhaigou Valley, Sichuan / Jiuzhaigou county, Sichuan
ninety
the Ninth Heaven / the highest of the heavens
Jiulongpo district of central Chongqing municipality, formerly in Sichuan
September / ninth month
Jiujiang prefecture-level city in Jiangxi
Jiulongpo district of central Chongqing municipality, formerly in Sichuan
Liuli district of Xuzhou city 徐州市, Jiangsu
Mt Jiuhua in Anhui, one of the Four Sacred Mountains and Bodhimanda of Kṣitigarbha 地藏
Jiutai county level city in Changchun 長春|长春, Jilin
the Nine Tripod Cauldrons, symbol of state power, dating back to the Xia Dynasty
Ma Ying-jeou (1950-), Taiwanese Kuomintang politician, Mayor of Taipei 1998-2006, president of Republic of China 2008-2016
pai gow (gambling game played with dominoes)
10% off (price)
Jiusan Society, one of the eight political parties of the CPC
Kowloon City, Hong Kong
most likely / mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10) / vast majority
Double Ninth or Yang Festival / 9th day of 9th lunar month
to be a cinch / in the bag / (of a person) confident of success
brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB)
nine-tailed fox (mythological creature)
90s generation
nine deaths and still alive (idiom); a narrow escape / new lease of life
JingJiu (Beijing-Kowloon) railway
nonagenarian
nine tones and six modes (tonal system of Cantonese and other southern languages)
Jiujiang county in Jiujiang 九江, Jiangxi
one word worth nine sacred tripods (idiom); words of enormous weight
Jiuyuan district of Baotou city 包頭市|包头市, Inner Mongolia
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
multiplication tables / (fig.) plan / scheme
Jiuzhaigou county, Sichuan
abyss / deep chasm
1992 Consensus, statement issued after 1992 talks between PRC and Taiwan representatives, asserting that there is only one China
nonagon
lit. the dragon has nine sons (idiom); fig. all kinds of characters / good and bad intermingled / It takes all sorts to make a world.
tremendous strength (idiom)
nine periods of nine days each after winter solstice, the coldest time of the year
Jiutai county level city in Changchun 長春|长春, Jilin
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
nine orifices of the human body (eyes, nostrils, ears, mouth, urethra, anus)
most likely / mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10) / vast majority
the nine springs / the underworld of Chinese mythology / Hades
beyond the topmost clouds (idiom) / unimaginably far away
The Nine Chapters on the Mathematical Art
pretty close / very near / about right
Jiugongshan nature reserve in Tongshan county, Xianning prefecture 咸宁, Hubei
lit. one hair from nine oxen (idiom) / fig. a drop in the ocean
the Nine Ministers (in imperial China)
to reach for the stars (idiom)
legendary bird with nine heads (old) / cunning or sly person
the twenty seven days after the Winter Solstice, reputed to be the coldest days of the year
nine divide by nine is one (abacus rule) / when all is said and done
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.)
Jiuzhaigou Valley Scenic and Historical Interest Area, Sichuan
sudoku (puzzle game)
Guangdong and Kowloon (e.g. railway)
basil
Jiuyi mountain range in Hunan on the border with Guangdong
Kowloon Walled City
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)
nine-tailed turtle of mythology / The Nine-tailed Turtle, novel by late Qing novelist Zhang Chunfan 張春帆|张春帆
to execute all of sb's relatives (as punishment) (old)
Jiujiang prefecture in Jiangxi
stinking intellectual (contemptuous term for educated people during the Cultural Revolution)
The Nine-Toothed Rake (weapon of Zhu Bajie 豬八戒|猪八戒)
walk a hundred steps after each meal and you will live a long life (proverb)
C9 League, alliance of nine prestigious Chinese universities, established in 1998
Guangdong and Kowloon railway
Chinese Communist Party 9th congress in 1969
Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) (abbr. for 九龍巴士|九龙巴士)
Jiufen (or Jioufen or Chiufen), mountainside town in north Taiwan, former gold mining town, used as the setting for two well-known movies
nine periods of nine days each after winter solstice, the coldest time of the year
abacus division rules (using a single-digit divisor)
(of a widow) faithful to the death to her husband's memory
Beethoven's Ninth
Liuli district of Xuzhou city 徐州市, Jiangsu
the lowest professions
the nine "fields" into which Heaven was anciently divided / the Nine Provinces of ancient China
nine-ball (billiards game)
hill myna / Indian grackle / Gracula religiosa
the coldest period of the year / three nine day periods after the winter solstice
the Double Ninth Festival (9th day of the 9th lunar month)
see 九孔
Jiugongshan town in Tongshan county, Xianning prefecture 咸宁, Hubei
Xuan Nü, a fairy in Chinese mythology
abalone (Haliotis diversicolor)
rare talent / lit. legendary nine-ribbed turtle of Yuan river
nine-tenths / ninety percent
Chiuju township in Pingtung County 屏東縣|屏东县, Taiwan
multiplication table
the nine schools of thought, philosophical schools of the Spring and Autumn and Warring States Periods (770-220 BC), viz Confucians 儒家, Daoists 道家, Yin and Yang 陰陽家|阴阳家, Legalists 法家, Logicians 名家, Mohists 墨家, Diplomats 縱橫家|纵横家, Miscellaneous 雜家|杂家, and Agriculturalists 農家|农家
lit. to have only nine meals in thirty days (idiom) / fig. (of a family) on the brink of starvation / in dire straits

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