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The Chinese word jiu - 酒 - jiŭ
(alcoholic drink in Chinese)





Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

jiŭ

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English translation

alcoholic drink

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Chinese characters  ( jiu / jiŭ ) with pronunciation (English translation: alcoholic drink )
The traditional Chinese characters of jiŭ are identical with the modern (simplified) characters displayed above.
Chinese Pinyin example sentence with 酒 ( jiu / jiŭ ) Writing in Pinyin
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If you cannot use Chinese characters, it is preferable to use the Pinyin with tones. Only use the Pinyin without tones if there's no other option (e.g. writing a text message from/to a mobile phone that doesn't support special characters such as ā, í, ŏ, ù).

Wo bu he jiu.
Wŏ bù hē jiŭ.

 – English translation: I don't drink alcohol.

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酒 ( jiu / jiŭ ) belongs to the 1000 most common Chinese characters (rank 596)
Chinese example words containing the character 酒 ( jiu / jiŭ )
白酒 ( báijiŭ = schnapps ), 红酒 ( hóngjiŭ = red wine ), 鸡尾酒 ( jīwĕijiŭ = cocktail ), 酒吧 ( jiŭbā = bar ), 酒杯 ( jiŭbēi = wine glass ), 酒馆 ( jiŭguăn = pub ), 酒柜 ( jiŭguì = cellaret ), 开胃酒 ( kāiwèijiŭ = aperitif ), 米酒 ( mĭjiŭ = rice wine ), 啤酒 ( píjiŭ = beer ), 葡萄酒 ( pútáojiŭ = wine ), 香槟酒 ( xiāngbīnjiŭ = champagne )
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