Meaning of 酒

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Pinyin: jiǔ
English Definition: wine (esp. rice wine); liquor; spirits; alcoholic beverage; Classifiers:
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Ideographic: A jar of wine ; also provides the pronunciation
Character Formation:
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Example Words
酒店 jiǔ diàn wine shop; pub (public house); hotel; restaurant; (Tw) hostess club
啤酒 jiǔ beer (loanword); Classifiers:
酒杯 jiǔ bēi wine cup
酒吧 jiǔ bar; pub; saloon; Classifiers:
酒精 jiǔ jīng alcohol; ethanol CH3CH2OH; ethyl alcohol; also written 乙醇 ; grain alcohol
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Example Sentences
He never drinks alcohol.
I would like a bottle of beer.
There is a glass of red wine over there.
I like to drink beer, how about you?
I want to find a hotel.