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  *金* | 金* | *金
gold / chemical element Au / generic term for lustrous and ductile metals / money / golden / highly respected / one of the eight categories of ancient musical instruments 八音
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  *八* | 八* | *八
eight / 8
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  *木* | 木* | *木
tree / wood / coffin / wooden / simple / numb / one of the eight categories of ancient musical instruments 八音
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  *石* | 石* | *石
rock / stone / stone inscription / one of the eight categories of ancient musical instruments 八音
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  *土* | 土* | *土
earth / dust / clay / local / indigenous / crude opium / unsophisticated / one of the eight categories of ancient musical instruments 八音
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  *離* | 離* | *離
to leave / to part from / to be away from / (in giving distances) from / without (sth) / independent of / one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦, symbolizing fire /
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  *旗* | 旗* | *旗
banner / flag / (in Qing times) Manchu (cf. 八旗) / administrative subdivision in inner Mongolia equivalent to 縣|县 county / CL:
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  *坤* | 坤* | *坤
one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦, symbolizing earth / female principle // ancient Chinese compass point: 225° (southwest)
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  *震* | 震* | *震
to shake / to vibrate / to jolt / to quake / excited / shocked / one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦, symbolizing thunder /
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  *乾* | 乾* | *乾
one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦, symbolizing heaven / male principle // ancient Chinese compass point: 315° (northwest)
the eight divinatory trigrams of the Book of Changes 易經|易经 / gossip / gossipy
Bade or Pate city in Taoyuan county 桃園縣|桃园县, north Taiwan
eighteen / 18
Bali or Pali township in New Taipei City 新北市, Taiwan
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  *兌* | 兌* | *兌
to cash / to exchange / to add (liquid) / to blend / one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦, symbolizing swamp /
eighty percent / most probably / most likely
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  *坎* | 坎* | *坎
pit / threshold / one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦, symbolizing water /
the character 8 or / birthdate characters used in fortune-telling
Octopus card (Hong Kong smart card for electronic payments)
eighty / 80
an assortment / a bit of everything / lots of different (skills)
the eight points of the compass / all directions
the Eight Immortals (Daoist mythology)
myriad / all kinds of / all sorts of
octave
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  *艮* | 艮* | *艮
one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦, symbolizing mountain // ancient Chinese compass point: 45° (northeast)
Bamay in Dawu County 道孚縣|道孚县, Garze Tibetan autonomous prefecture, Sichuan
everything in disorder (idiom); in a hideous mess / at sixes and sevens
after all
(sports) top eight / quarterfinals
anise / star anise / aniseed / octagonal / Fructus Anisi stellati
International Women's Day 婦女節|妇女节, 8th March / foolish / stupid
Demigods and Semidevils, wuxia novel by Jin Yong 金庸 and its TV and screen adaptations
(bird species of China) crested myna (Acridotheres cristatellus)
Su Shi (1037-1101), also known as Su Dongpo 蘇東坡|苏东坡 northern Song Dynasty writer and calligrapher / one of the Three Su father and sons 三蘇|三苏 and one of the Eight Giants of Tang and Song Prose 唐宋八大家
quarterfinals
to talk rubbish
rice congee made with red beans, lotus seeds, longan, red dates, nuts etc
Badaling, a particular section of the Great Wall that is a favorite tourist destination
"eight pieces of brocade," a set of qigong exercises with assumed medical benefits
an octave higher (music)
nichang, rainbow colored clothes worn by the Eight Immortals 八仙
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  *爻* | 爻* | *爻
the solid and broken lines of the eight trigrams 八卦, e.g. ☶
Zhu Bajie, character in Journey to the West 西遊記|西游记, with pig-like characteristics and armed with a muckrake / Pigsy in Arthur Waley's translation
ancient classification system for musical instruments, based on the material of which the instrument is made (metal , stone , clay , leather , silk 絲|丝, wood , gourd , bamboo ) / the eight kinds of sound produced by instruments in these categories / music
in all directions / all around / far and near
tortoise / cuckold / (old) male owner of a brothel / pimp
one's birth data for astrological purposes, combined from year, month, day, hour, heavenly trunk and earthly branch
bastard (insult) / son of a bitch
Liu Xiaobo (1955-2017), Beijing writer and human rights activist, organizer of petition Charter 2008 零八憲章|零八宪章, Nobel Peace Prize laureate in 2010
Wang Anshi (1021-1086), Song dynasty politician and writer, one of the Eight Giants 唐宋八大家
Ba Ji Quan "Eight Extremes Fist" - Martial Art
lively discussion with everybody talking at once
national humiliation, refers to Japanese incursions into China in the 1930s and 40s, and more especially to Mukden railway incident of 18th September 1931 九一八事變|九一八事变 and subsequent Japanese annexation of Manchuria
four divisions (of the twenty-eight constellations 二十八宿 of the sky into groups of seven mansions), namely: Azure Dragon 青龍|青龙, White Tiger 白虎, Vermilion Bird 朱雀, Black Tortoise 玄武
be smooth and slick (in establishing social relations)
most likely / mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10) / vast majority
August
ugly person
octahedron
August / eighth month (of the lunar year)
eight-trigram battle array / (fig.) mystifying tactics
most likely / mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10) / vast majority
Eight Banners, military organization of Manchu later Jin dynasty 後金|后金 from c. 1600, subsequently of the Qing dynasty
almost / nearing completion / bits and piece / of all kinds
the eight precepts (Buddhism)
not much to choose between the two / tweedledum and tweedledee
lit. the Eight Immortals cross the sea, each showing his own special talent (idiom) / fig. (of each individual in a group) to give full play to one's unique capabilities
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  *巽* | 巽* | *巽
to obey / one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦, symbolizing wood and wind // ancient Chinese compass point: 135° (southeast)
at sixes and sevens / perturbed state of mind / in a mess
Laba congee, ceremonial rice porridge dish eaten on the 8th day of the 12th month in the Chinese calendar
lit. a girl changes eighteen times between childhood and womanhood (idiom) / fig. a young woman is very different from the little girl she once was
octopus
(idiom) everything broken and in disorder
Eight-Nation Alliance, involved in a military intervention in northern China in 1900
one eighth
in disorder / at sixes and sevens (idiom)
everything steady and stable (idiom); overcautious and unimaginary
roads open in all directions (idiom); accessible from all sides
16 / sixteen
pretty close / very near / about right
the Mukden or Manchurian Railway Incident of 18th September 1931 used by the Japanese as a pretext to annex Manchuria / also known as Liutiaogou incident 柳條溝事變|柳条沟事变
(fig.) a long time
in one's seventies (age) / very old (of people)
Manchu / bannerman (refers to the eight Manchu banners 八旗)
very serious / solemn
Bagongshan district of Huainan city 淮南市, Anhui
Laba rice porridge festival, on the 8th day of the 12th lunar month
eight surges (a group of eight acupoints in Chinese acupuncture, namely PC-9, TB-1, HT-9 and LV-3, bilaterally)
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  *丷* | 丷* | *丷
"eight" component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of
of great talent (idiom)
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  *觜* | 觜* | *觜
number 20 of the 28 constellations 二十八宿, approx. Orion 獵戶座|猎户座
Mt Babao in Haidian district of Beijing
International Women's Day (March 8)
bombardment of Kinmen by PRC forces that started August 23rd 1958, also called second Taiwan strait crisis
Zhu Bajie 豬八戒|猪八戒 or Zhu Wuneng, Pigsy or Pig (in Journey to the West)
light-years (apart) / a million miles (apart) / (i.e. indicates a huge difference or a huge distance)
an essay in eight parts / stereotyped writing

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