就 (jiu): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

By | March 21, 2018

就 (Chinese PinYin: [jiù]; traditional Chinese:就) may mean: (1) verb. approach; (2) verb. reach; (3) verb. engage in; (4) verb. comply with; (5) verb. accomplish; (6) verb. go with; (7) preposition. by; (8) preposition. with regard to; (9) preposition. used to form a set phrase with a passive meaning; (10) adv. at once; (11) adv. already; (12) adv. then; (13) adv. as many/much as; (14) adv. only; (15) adv. exactly; (16) conjunction. even if. It is one of the most frequently used Chinese characters and can combine with other characters to form various phrases and expressions such as 就业 (find a job), 就是 (exactly; used for emphasis), 就寝 (sleep), 就近 (nearby), 就餐 (have a meal), 就任 / 就职 (take office).

1. How to pronounce 就?

Chinese Pinyin: [jiù]

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 就

Synonyms: N/A

Antonyms: N/A

3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 就

Fixed expression: 就业 (find a job), 就是 (exactly; used for emphasis), 就寝 (sleep), 就近 (nearby), 就餐 (have a meal), 就任 / 就职 (take office), 就此 (at this point), 就地 (on the spot), 就地取材 (use the local resources), 就读 (take a course), 就范 (submit; surrender), 就教 (ask for advice), 就算 (even if), 就位 (take a seat, get ready), 就席 / 就座 (take a seat), 就绪 (be in order; everything is ready), 就学 (go to school), 就要 (about to), 就诊 / 就医 (see a doctor), 就义 (die as a martyr),

Collocation: 就饭 (eat something with rice), 就木 (about to die), 就业机会 (job opportunity), 就业市场 (job market),

Idioms: 就事论事 (judge a case as it stands), 按部就班 (follow the prescribed order), 半推半就 (accept while pretending to refuse), 避实就虚 (dwell on the abstract and avoid real issues), 避重就轻 (beat around the bush), 从容就义 (die as a martyr fearlessly), 高不成,低不就 (be unfit for a higher post but unwilling to take a lower one), 功成名就 (achieve success and acquire fame), 驾轻就熟 (be able to handle a job with ease), 将错就错 (accept a mistake and make the best of it), 将计就计 (beat sb. at his own game), 就地取材 (make use of the local resources), 另谋高就 (find another good job), 束手就禽 (surrender),

Terminologies: N/A

4. How to use 就 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 就.

4.1 我就知道她会等我们的

Translation: I knew exactly she would be waiting for us.

4.2 我就来了。

Translation: I’m coming in right away.

4.3 从他很小的时候我就关注他, 他现在还是一个小鲜肉!

Translation: I have already been watching him since childhood and he is still a fresh meat!

4.4 他光买书就花了800元。

Translation: He spent as much as 800 yuan on books alone.

4.5 本期节目与八卦有关,也就是怎样来聊聊别人的私生活。

Translation: In this program we’ll take a look at how to gossip; that is how to talk about other people’s private lives.

4.6 他们可能就近找水,而这可能就是你的水。

Translation: They may have to find it nearby, and that may be your water.

4.7 社会越富裕, 人们就越不会去炫富

Translation: The richer the society, then the less likely people are to show off their wealth.

4.8 我们就着酱汁吃

Translation: We eat them with sauce.

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