2 strokes
second 乛 (乙, ⺄, 乚)


Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 九 【キュウ】 nine, 9
  • 九州 【キュウシュウ】 Kyūshū (southernmost of the four main islands of Japan)
  • 十九 【ジュウキュウ】 nineteen, 19
  • 29 【ニジュウキュウ】 29, twenty nine, 5am
  • 九 【キュウ】 nine, 9
  • 9月 【クガツ】 September, ninth month of the lunar calendar
  • 九九 【クク】 multiplication table, times table
  • 第九 【ダイク】 ninth, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

Kun reading compounds

  • 九 【きゅう】 nine, 9
  • 九重 【ここのえ】 ninefold, imperial palace, the Court
  • 九つ 【ここのつ】 nine, nine years of age, twelve o'clock (old time system)
  • 九つ時 【ここのつどき】 (approx.) twelve o'clock (am or pm, old time system), noon, midnight


Japanese names:
いちじく、 いちのく、 この、 ひさし
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
gu, gyu


  • nueve
  • 9


  • nove


  • neuf
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