Memory Phrase (Mnemonic) for 就


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Meaning

right away, at once, just (emphasis), already

Pronunciation

jiù

Explanation

Left: capital (image of a stone lantern), right: outstanding (Despite the broken leg [=] the emphasis makes the big person: outstanding.)

Mnemonic

The old stone lantern was outstanding, as he saw right away.

Radicals

capital()
outstanding, particularly(especially)
lame, broken leg(Shows a big person with a broken leg . (Do not confuse with , where also both arms are broken.))

Vocabulary

就是 jiù shì (emphasizes that sth is precisely or exactly as stated); precisely; exactly; even; if; just like; in the same way as
就是说 jiù shì shuō in other words; that is
成就 chéng jiù accomplishment; success; attain a result; achievement
就算 jiù suàn granted that; even if
因陋就简 yīn lòu jiù jiǎn crude but simple methods (idiom); use whatever methods you can; to do things simply and thriftily; It's not pretty but it works.
束手就擒 shù shǒu jiù qín hands tied and waiting to be captured

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