Meaning of 就

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Pinyin: jiù
English Definition: at once; right away; only; just (emphasis); 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
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Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (specialty) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
就是 jiù shì (emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated); precisely; exactly; even; if; just like; in the same way as
就要 jiù yào will; shall; to be going to
成就 chéng jiù accomplishment; success; achievement; Classifiers: ; to achieve (a result); to create; to bring about
就业 jiù to get a job; employment
就此 jiù at this point; thus; from then on
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