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就 jiù: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 2

就 (jiù) English Meaning

  • just (emphasis)
  • at once
  • right away
  • only
  • as early as
  • already
  • as soon as
  • then
  • in that case
  • as many as
  • even if


  •  to approach
  •  to move towards
  •  to undertake
  •  to engage in
  •  to suffer
  •  subjected to
  •  to accomplish
  •  to take advantage of
  •  to go with (of foods)
  •  with regard to
  •  concerning

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

HSK 2, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Sample Sentences

  • 我这就走。
    Wǒ zhè jiù zǒu.
    I’m going to go.
  • 这就对了。
    Zhè jiù duìle.
    Now that’s right.
  • 你就试试看!
    Nǐ jiù shì shìkàn!
    Just you try!
  • 就等一会儿。
    Jiù děng yīhuǐ’er.
    Wait just a moment.
  • 就在转角处。
    Jiù zài zhuǎnjiǎo chù.
    It’s just around the corner.
  • 差点就对了。
    Chàdiǎn jiù duìle.
    That’s almost correct.

Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 2 jiu 4
  •  (jīng): capital city of a country; big; algebraic term for a large number (old); artificial mound (old)
  •  (yóu): outstanding; particularly, especially; a fault; to express discontentment against
  •  (yóu): weak
  •  (zhǔ): stroke

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 就

HSK 2 Word List

  • 就(jiù):  just (emphasis); at once; right away; only; as early as; already; as soon as; then; in that case; as many as; even if; to approach; to move towards; to undertake; to engage in; to suffer; subjected to; to accomplish; to take advantage of; to go with (of foods); with regard to; concerning

HSK 5 Word List

  • 成就(chéng jiù):  accomplishment; success; attain a result; achievement; CL: 個|个(gè)

HSK 6 Word List

  • 将就(jiāng jiù ):  to accept (a bit reluctantly); to put up with; 
  • 就近(jiù jìn):  nearby; in a close neighborhood
  • 就业(jiù yè):  looking for employment; getting a job; to start a career
  • 就职(jiù zhí):  take office; assume a post
  • 迁就(qiān jiù):  to yield; to adapt to; to accommodate to (sth)

*CL: Classifier/Measure Word

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