久 meaning and pronunciation

Simplified/traditional character

久 in English

jiǔ

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

HSK levels

Components

  • 丿 (piě): oblique

Characters with the same pronunciation

  • : numeral 9 in Suzhou numeral system 蘇州碼子|苏州码子[Su1 zhou1 ma3 zi5];
  • : archaic variant of 久[jiu3];
  • : nine; 9;
  • : archaic variant of 糺[jiu3];
  • : moxibustion (TCM);
  • : black jade; nine (banker's anti-fraud numeral);
  • : army (used during the Liao, Jin and Yuan dynasties);
  • : wine (esp. rice wine); liquor; spirits; alcoholic beverage; CL:杯[bei1],瓶[ping2],罐[guan4],桶[tong3],缸[gang1];
  • : leek;

Sentences examples with 久

  • 这个问题我想了很久才明白。
    Zhège wèntí wǒ xiǎngle hěnjiǔ cái míngbái.
  • 非常抱歉,让您等了这么久。
    Fēicháng bàoqiàn, ràng nín děngle zhème jiǔ.
  • 尽管我认识他很久了,但是并不了解。
    Jǐnguǎn wǒ rènshí tā hěnjiǔle, dànshì bìng bùliǎojiě.

Words containing 久, by HSK level

HSK 3 vocabulary list

  • (jiǔ): (long) time; (long) duration of time

HSK 5 vocabulary list

HSK 6 vocabulary list

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