jiu

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See also: jiū, jiú, jiǔ, and jiù

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Mandarin (jiǔ)

Noun[edit]

jiu (uncountable)

  1. Any Chinese alcoholic beverage

See also[edit]


Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

jiu

  1. Nonstandard spelling of jiū.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of jiú.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of jiǔ.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of jiù.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Manx[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Irish díb

Pronoun[edit]

jiu

  1. 2nd person plural/formal of jeh
    of you/ye
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Irish díu, dative singular of día (day).

Adverb[edit]

jiu

  1. today
  2. nowadays

Noun[edit]

jiu m

  1. today
Synonyms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
jiu yiu n'yiu
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.