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Meaning of 久

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Pinyin: jiǔ
English Definition: (long) time; (long) duration of time
Chinese Definition:
①时间长:久远。久经。久已。久违(客套话,好久没见)。久仰(初次见面客套话,仰慕已久)。久别重逢。久而久之。
②时间的长短:住多久?三年之久。
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Total strokes: 3; Radical: 丿
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Example Words
不久 jiǔ not long (after); before too long; soon; soon after
前不久 qián jiǔ not long ago; not long before
悠久 yōu jiǔ long (tradition, history etc)
持久 chí jiǔ lasting; enduring; persistent; permanent; protracted; endurance; persistence; to last long
长久 cháng jiǔ (for a) long time
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Example Sentences
1
We haven't seen each other for a long time.
2
How long have you been here?
3
Have you been waiting long?
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Sure you' ll be able to do it once they all start school but do you want to wait that long?
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And you won' t be the one to stay too long, to make them rip the jersey off your back?