The Chinese word 九 means “nine”. In Chinese culture, the number nine is considered lucky and auspicious because it sounds similar to the word for “long-lasting” or “eternal” in Chinese. It is often used in traditional Chinese celebrations, such as weddings and the Chinese New Year, as a symbol of good fortune. Additionally, the number nine is used in various idioms and expressions in Chinese language.
|我们要在九点钟见面||wǒmen yào zài jiǔ diǎn zhōng jiànmiàn||We need to meet at nine o’clock|
|九九归一，气血通畅||jiǔ jiǔ guī yī, qì xuè tōng chàng||Nine nines become one, and the qi and blood flow smoothly (This is a traditional Chinese medical concept)|
|他已经九十岁了，但还很健康||tā yǐjīng jiǔshí suì le, dàn hái hěn jiànkāng||He is already ninety years old, but still very healthy|
|九龙城寨是香港的一个历史文化名胜||jiǔlóng chéngzhài shì xiānggǎng de yīgè lìshǐ wénhuà míngshèng||Kowloon Walled City is a historic cultural landmark in Hong Kong|
|这个数字的意思是九百五十六||zhège shùzì de yìsi shì jiǔ bǎi wǔ shí liù||The meaning of this number is nine hundred and fifty-six|
|他已经练了九年的钢琴了||tā yǐjīng liàn le jiǔ nián de gāngqín le||He has been practicing the piano for nine years|
|九月是秋季的开始||jiǔ yuè shì qiūjì de kāishǐ||September is the beginning of autumn|
|这本书有九十页||zhè běn shū yǒu jiǔshí yè||This book has ninety pages|
九 is part of HSK Level 1 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.