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久 jiǔ: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

久 (jiǔ) English Meaning

  • (long) time
  • (long) duration of time

Traditional Character:  

This character forms words in:

HSK 3, HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Sample Sentences

  • 希望我们不需要等太久。
    Xīwàng wǒmen bù xūyào děng tài jiǔ.
    I hope we don’t have to wait too long.
  • 让你等了这么久,真不好意思。
    Ràng nǐ děngle zhème jiǔ, zhēn bù hǎoyìsi.
    I’m sorry to have kept you waiting so long.
  • 我知道该走了,但我想留久一点。
    Wǒ zhīdào gāi zǒule, dàn wǒ xiǎng liú jiǔ yīdiǎn.
    I know it’s time to go, but I want to stay longer.
  • 日子久了,你的悲哀是会消失的。
    Rìzi jiǔle, nǐ de bēi’āi shì huì xiāoshī de.
    Your sorrow will wear off in time.
  • 我们胡闹太久了,现在该是我们考虑基本事实的时候了。
    Wǒmen húnào tài jiǔle, xiànzài gāi shì wǒmen kǎolǜ jīběn shìshí de shíhòule.
    We’ve been horsing around too much; it’s high time we got down to brass tacks.
  • 久了不见,便会逐渐淡忘。分开以后,也就自然不会再联络了。
    Jiǔ liǎo bùjiàn, biàn huì zhújiàn dànwàng. Fēnkāi yǐhòu, yě jiù zìrán bù huì zài liánluòle.
    Out of sight out of mind. When you’re separated you lose touch.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 jiu 3

丿 (piě): oblique

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 久

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 悠久(yōu jiǔ): established; long (about culture, tradtition, history)

HSK 6 Word List

  • 持久(chí jiǔ): lasting; enduring; persistent; permanent; protracted; endurance; persistence; to last long
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