(jiù)

HSK 5

Meaning

  1. to save (life)
  2. to assist
  3. to rescue

Stroke Order

Traditional Chinese


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Pinyin Converter

  • jiù > jiu4

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  • 4: Fourth Tone 四声
  • 5: Fifth Tone (neutral) 五声

Words sharing similar characters

Hanzi Pinyin Meaning
救护车 jiùhùchē ambulance
补救 bǔjiù remedy/repair
救济 jiùjì emergency relief/aid/help out in a disaster
抢救 qiǎngjiù rescue/to save
挽救 wǎnjiù to rescue/retrieve/to remedy
抱薪救火 bào xīn jiù huǒ lit. to carry firewood to put out a fire (idiom)/fig. to make a problem worse by inappropriate action
补救 bǔ jiù to remedy
不可救药 bù kě jiù yào incurable/incorrigible/beyond cure/hopeless
补偏救弊 bǔ piān jiù bì to remedy defects and correct errors (idiom)/to rectify past mistakes
从井救人 cóng jǐng jiù rén to jump into a well to rescue sb else (idiom)/fig. to help others at the risk to oneself
搭救 dā jiù to rescue
得救 dé jiù to be saved
防化救援 fáng huà jiù yuán antichemical rescue
呼救 hū jiù to call for help
获救 huò jiù to rescue/to be rescued
急救 jí jiù first aid/emergency treatment
急救箱 jí jiù xiāng first-aid kit
急救站 jí jiù zhàn emergency desk/first aid office
解救 jiě jiù to rescue/to help out of difficulties/to save the situation
救场 jiù chǎng to save the show (for instance by stepping in for an absent actor)
救场如救火 jiù chǎng rú jiù huǒ the show must go on (idiom)
救出 jiù chū to rescue/to pluck from danger
救恩 jiù ēn salvation
救恩计划 jiù ēn jì huà plan of salvation
救焚益薪 jiù fén yì xīn add firewood to put out the flames (idiom)/fig. ill-advised action that only makes the problem worse/to add fuel to the fire
救国 jiù guó to save the nation
救护 jiù hù to rescue/to administer first aid
救护车 jiù hù chē ambulance/CL:輛|辆[liàng]
救护人员 jiù hù rén yuán rescue worker
救活 jiù huó to bring back to life
救火 jiù huǒ to put out a fire/firefighting
救济 jiù jì emergency relief/to help the needy with cash or goods
救急不救穷 jiù jí bù jiù qióng help the starving but not the poor (idiom)
救济粮 jiù jì liáng relief grain/emergency provisions
救捞局 jiù lāo jú sea rescue service/lifeboat service
救命 jiù mìng to save sb's life/(interj.) Help!/Save me!
救命稻草 jiù mìng dào cǎo (one's) last straw to clutch at/one's last hope
救难 jiù nán to rescue/rescue (operation, workers)
救人一命胜造七级浮屠 jiù rén yī mìng shèng zào qī jí fú tú saving a life is more meritorious than building a seven-floor pagoda (idiom)
救生 jiù shēng to save a life/life-saving
救生船 jiù shēng chuán lifeboat
救生队 jiù shēng duì rescue team/CL:支[zhī]
救生筏 jiù shēng fá a life raft
救生圈 jiù shēng quān life buoy/life belt/(jocularly) flab/spare tire
救生艇 jiù shēng tǐng lifeboat
救生艇甲板 jiù shēng tǐng jiǎ bǎn boat deck (upper deck on which lifeboats are stored)
救生衣 jiù shēng yī life jacket/life vest
救生员 jiù shēng yuán lifeguard
救世 jiù shì salvation
救市 jiù shì market rescue (by central bank)
救世军 Jiù shì jūn Salvation Army (protestant philanthropic organization founded in London in 1865)
救世主 Jiù shì zhǔ the Savior (in Christianity)
救赎 jiù shú to save (a soul)/redemption
救赎主 jiù shú zhǔ Redeemer
救死扶伤 jiù sǐ fú shāng to help the dying and heal the injured
救亡 jiù wáng to save from extinction/to save the nation
救星 jiù xīng savior/liberator/emancipator/knight in shining armor
救援 jiù yuán to save/to support/to help/to assist
救援队 jiù yuán duì rescue team
救灾 jiù zāi to relieve disaster/to help disaster victims
救灾救济司 jiù zāi jiù jì sī emergency aid committee (of PRC Ministry of Civil Affairs 民政部)
救灾款 jiù zāi kuǎn disaster relief funds
救治 jiù zhì to provide critical care (to a patient or a diseased plant)
救主 jiù zhǔ savior
救助 jiù zhù to help sb in trouble/aid/assistance
抗日救亡团体 kàng Rì jiù wáng tuán tǐ Save the Nation anti-Japanese organization
抗日救亡运动 Kàng Rì Jiù wáng Yùn dòng the Save the Nation Anti-Japanese Protest Movement stemming from the Manchurian railway incident of 18th July 1931 九一八事變|九一八事变
抗震救灾指挥部 Kàng zhèn Jiù zāi Zhǐ huī bù State Council Earthquake Relief Headquarters
没救 méi jiù hopeless/incurable
扑救 pū jiù firefighting/to extinguish a fire and save life and property/to dive (of goalkeeper in soccer)
抢救 qiǎng jiù to rescue
抢险救灾 qiǎng xiǎn jiù zāi to provide relief during times of emergency and disaster (idiom)
求救 qiú jiù to cry for help
曲线救国 qū xiàn jiù guó (of sb who ostensibly collaborated with the Japanese during the Sino-Japanese war of 1937-1945) to secretly work for the Nationalists or against the Communists
人道救援 rén dào jiù yuán humanitarian aid
舍己救人 shě jǐ jiù rén to abandon self for others (idiom)/to sacrifice oneself to help the people/altruism
生产自救 shēng chǎn zì jiù self-help (idiom)
搜救 sōu jiù search and rescue
搜救犬 sōu jiù quǎn search and rescue dog
挽救 wǎn jiù to save/to remedy/to rescue
挽救儿童 wǎn jiù ér tóng to rescue a child/Save the Children, a British charity
围魏救赵 wéi Wèi jiù Zhào lit. to besiege 魏[Wèi] and rescue 趙|赵[Zhào] (idiom)/fig. to relieve a besieged ally by attacking the home base of the besiegers
无法挽救 wú fǎ wǎn jiù incurable/no way of curing/hopeless
无可救药 wú kě jiù yào lit. no antidote is possible (idiom)/incurable/incorrigible/beyond redemption
无药可救 wú yào kě jiù see 無可救藥|无可救药[wú kě jiù yào]
行政救济 xíng zhèng jiù jì administrative remedy
营救 yíng jiù to rescue
英雄救美 yīng xióng jiù měi heroic rescue of a damsel in distress
援救 yuán jiù to come to the aid of/to save/to rescue from danger/to relieve
远水不救近火 yuǎn shuǐ bù jiù jìn huǒ see 遠水救不了近火|远水救不了近火[yuǎn shuǐ jiù bu liǎo jìn huǒ]
远水救不了近火 yuǎn shuǐ jiù bu liǎo jìn huǒ water in a distant place is of little use in putting out a fire right here/(fig.) a slow remedy does not address the current emergency
拯救 zhěng jiù to save/to rescue
拯救大兵瑞恩 Zhěng jiù Dà bīng Ruì ēn Saving Private Ryan (1998 movie)
治病救人 zhì bìng jiù rén to treat the disease to save the patient/to criticize a person in order to help him

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