Meaning of 救

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Pinyin: jiù
English Definition: to save; to assist; to rescue
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ qiú ] to seek; to request, to demand; to beseech, to beg for
    • [ ] to rap, to tap; script; to let go
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Example Words
救助 jiù zhù to help sb in trouble; aid; assistance
抢救 qiǎng jiù to rescue
救灾 jiù zāi to relieve disaster; to help disaster victims
救援 jiù yuán to save; to support; to help; to assist
救济 jiù emergency relief; to help the needy with cash or goods
More: 救* | *救 | *救*
Example Sentences
We need a first aid kit.
He had long given up treatment.
Doctors are trying to save the wounded.
The rescue work requires coordination and cooperation.
The ambulance arrived immediately after the accident.