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  *八* | 八* | *八
eight / 8
August / eighth month (of the lunar year)
Bade or Pate city in Taoyuan county 桃園縣|桃园县, north Taiwan
eighteen / 18
the eight divinatory trigrams of the Book of Changes 易經|易经 / gossip / gossipy
Octopus card (Hong Kong smart card for electronic payments)
eighty percent / most probably / most likely
Bali or Pali township in New Taipei City 新北市, Taiwan
bastard (insult) / son of a bitch
Demigods and Semidevils, wuxia novel by Jin Yong 金庸 and its TV and screen adaptations
to talk rubbish
serious / earnest / real / true
everything in disorder (idiom); in a hideous mess / at sixes and sevens
the character 8 or / birthdate characters used in fortune-telling
lively discussion with everybody talking at once
eighty / 80
"eight pieces of brocade," a set of qigong exercises with assumed medical benefits
(sports) top eight / quarterfinals
the eight points of the compass / all directions
roads open in all directions (idiom); accessible from all sides
one's birth data for astrological purposes, combined from year, month, day, hour, heavenly trunk and earthly branch
Bade or Pate city in Taoyuan county 桃園縣|桃园县, north Taiwan
myriad / all kinds of / all sorts of
almost / nearing completion / bits and piece / of all kinds
an assortment / a bit of everything / lots of different (skills)
Badaling, a particular section of the Great Wall that is a favorite tourist destination
Bagua Mountain, Taiwan
the Eight Immortals (Daoist mythology)
(fig.) a long time
light-years (apart) / a million miles (apart) / (i.e. indicates a huge difference or a huge distance)
Eight-Nation Alliance, involved in a military intervention in northern China in 1900
tortoise / cuckold / (old) male owner of a brothel / pimp
eight methods of treatment (TCM)
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
anise / star anise / aniseed / octagonal / Fructus Anisi stellati
Eighth Route Army, the larger of the two major Chinese communist forces fighting the Japanese in the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945)
an octave higher (music)
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
most likely / mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10) / vast majority
after all
an essay in eight parts / stereotyped writing
in one's seventies (age) / very old (of people)
(bird species of China) crested myna (Acridotheres cristatellus)
International Women's Day 婦女節|妇女节, 8th March / foolish / stupid
ugly person
Yaohan retail group
in all directions / all around / far and near
Bamay in Dawu County 道孚縣|道孚县, Garze Tibetan autonomous prefecture, Sichuan
rice congee made with red beans, lotus seeds, longan, red dates, nuts etc
Ba Ji Quan "Eight Extremes Fist" - Martial Art
eight surges (a group of eight acupoints in Chinese acupuncture, namely PC-9, TB-1, HT-9 and LV-3, bilaterally)
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
to maintain an 8% annual growth rate of the GDP (PRC policy)
six pack (abdominal muscles)
Bali or Pali township in New Taipei City 新北市, Taiwan
be smooth and slick (in establishing social relations)
divination based on the eight characters of one's birth date
most likely / mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10) / vast majority
16 / sixteen
the eight distresses - birth, age, sickness, death, parting with what we love, meeting with what we hate, unattained aims, and all the ills of the five skandhas (Buddhism)
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
not much to choose between the two / tweedledum and tweedledee
Eight Banners, military organization of Manchu later Jin dynasty 後金|后金 from c. 1600, subsequently of the Qing dynasty
at sixes and sevens / perturbed state of mind / in a mess
G8 (group of eight major industrialized nations)
eight-trigram battle array / (fig.) mystifying tactics
(idiom) everything broken and in disorder
pretty close / very near / about right
in disorder / at sixes and sevens (idiom)
everything steady and stable (idiom); overcautious and unimaginary
one eighth
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
Laba congee, ceremonial rice porridge dish eaten on the 8th day of the 12th month in the Chinese calendar
Eight Giants of Tang and Song prose, esp. involved in the Classics movement 古文運動|古文运动, namely: Han Yu 韓愈|韩愈, Liu Zongyuan 柳宗元, Ouyang Xiu 歐陽修|欧阳修, the Three Su father and sons 三蘇|三苏, Wang Anshi 王安石, Zeng Gong 曾鞏|曾巩
Mt Babao in Haidian district of Beijing
very serious / solemn
(idiom) with everyone lending a hand (eagerly but somewhat chaotically)
International Women's Day (March 8)
son of a bitch / bastard
bombardment of Kinmen by PRC forces that started August 23rd 1958, also called second Taiwan strait crisis
of great talent (idiom)
the eight precepts (Buddhism)
an octave lower (music)
eight-treasure decoction, tonic formula used in Chinese medicine
Laba rice porridge festival, on the 8th day of the 12th lunar month
"the Eight Great Eminent Officials" of the CCP, abbr. for 八大元老
mustache shaped like character
the Eight-fold Noble Way (Buddhism)
palanquin with eight carriers / (fig.) lavish treatment
everything in disorder (idiom) / in a hideous mess / obscene / dirty / filthy

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