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  *四* | 四* | *四
four / 4
HSK 1
four seasons, namely: spring , summer , autumn and winter
Thursday
April / fourth month (of the lunar year)
Thursday
the four elements: earth, water, fire, and wind (Buddhism) / the four freedoms: speaking out freely, airing views fully, holding great debates, and writing big-character posters, 大鳴大放|大鸣大放, 大辯論|大辩论, 大字報|大字报 (PRC)
Sichuan province (Szechuan) in southwest China, abbr. or , capital Chengdu 成都
forty / 40
four-way / four-sided / in all directions / everywhere
fourteen / 14
all around
the four corners (of a rectangle) / the eaves that the four corners of a building
fourth-year university student
Shikoku (one of the four main islands of Japan)
all over the place / everywhere and all directions
the four social bonds: propriety, justice, integrity and honor / see 禮義廉恥|礼义廉耻 / the four directions / the four limbs (Chinese medicine) / four-dimensional
the four limbs of the body
HSK 6
fourth quarter
Sihu (or Ssuhu) township in Yunlin county 雲林縣|云林县, Taiwan
the top four
fourth / four times / quartic
(of a perfume or a foul odor) permeating the whole place / (of grease etc) dripping everywhere / flowing all over the place
Siku Quanshu (collection of books compiled during Qing dynasty)
all sides
one-quarter
Sichuan Daily
all the borders
"the four pests", i.e. rats, flies, mosquitoes, and sparrows / see also 打麻雀運動|打麻雀运动
the four great Chinese inventions: paper, printing, magnetic compass and gunpowder
four-substance decoction (si wu tang), tonic formula used in Chinese medicine
grade 4 / fourth class / category D
Sichuan province (Szechuan) in southwest China, abbr. or , capital Chengdu 成都
to look around
four of a kind / quads (poker)
wheel alignment (automobile maintenance)
AAA battery (Tw) / PRC equivalent: 七號電池|七号电池
boxer shorts
fourth channel / (in Taiwan) cable TV, FTV
the four legendary beauties of ancient China, namely: Xishi 西施, Wang Zhaojun 王昭君, Diaochan 貂蟬|貂蝉 and Yang Yuhuan 楊玉環|杨玉环
four sides
Thursday
fourth of May, cf 五四運動|五四运动, national renewal movement that started with 4th May 1919 protest against the Treaty of Versailles
four-leaf clover
April
Siping prefecture level city in Jilin province 吉林省 in northeast China
the four seasons, namely: spring , summer , autumn and winter
refers to Tiananmen incident of 4th June 1989
four-wheel drive
quartet (musical ensemble)
four-by-four (vehicle) / 4x4
all around / on all sides / encircled
green bean / French bean / runner bean
to radiate all around
cuboid / rectangular prism (math.)
Fourth Nuclear Power Plant near New Taipei City 新北市, Taiwan / also called Lungmen Nuclear Power Plant
Sihu (or Ssuhu) township in Yunlin county 雲林縣|云林县, Taiwan
the 24 solar terms, calculated from the position of the sun on the ecliptic, that divide the year into 24 equal periods
semifinals
abbr. for 四個現代化|四个现代化, Deng Xiaoping's four modernizations
Four Comprehensives (political guidelines announced by President Xi Jinping, 2015)
to round up to the nearest integer / to discard four, but treat five as whole (of decimal points)
courtyard house with a fully enclosed courtyard (type of Chinese residence)
everywhere
carbon tetrachloride
tetralogy
the four tones of Middle Chinese: level tone 平聲|平声, rising tone 上聲|上声, departing tone 去聲|去声 and entering tone 入聲|入声 / the four tones of Modern Standard Mandarin
quaternion (math)
roads open in all directions (idiom); accessible from all sides
Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC)
in all directions / all around / far and near
(of droplets, sparks etc) to fly about in all directions / to splatter everywhere
tetrahedron
Gang of Four: Jiang Qing 江青, Zhang Chunqiao 張春橋, Yao Wenyuan 姚文元, Wang Hongwen 王洪文, who served as scapegoats for the excesses of the cultural revolution
glamorous / charming / seductive
sedan (motor car)
"the four classes" of ancient China, i.e. scholars, farmers, artisans, and merchants
quadrilateral
parallelogram
quarterback (QB) (American football)
four corner code (input method for Chinese characters)
all parts of the country
the four book depositories, namely: classics 經|经, history , philosophy , belle-lettres
May Fourth Movement / Chinese national renewal movement that started with 4th May 1919 protest against the Treaty of Versailles
four divinities / four divine emperors / four mythical creatures symbolic of prosperity and longevity, namely the phoenix 鳳|凤, turtle 龜|龟, dragon 龍|龙 and Chinese unicorn 麒麟 / also 四象, the four division of the sky
fourth of the five night watch periods 01:00-03:00 (old)
Tiananmen Incident of June 4, 1989
Four Asian Tigers / East Asian Tigers / Four Little Dragons (East Asian economic powers: Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong)
to make thoughtless remarks (idiom) / to criticize / gossip
Four Treasures of the Study, namely 筆|笔, , 紙|纸 and 硯|砚 / the essentials of calligraphy and scholarship (idiom)
four famous Song calligraphers, namely: Su Shi 蘇軾|苏轼, Huang Tingjian 黃庭堅|黄庭坚, Mi Fu 米芾 and Cai Xiang 蔡襄
Sichuan University
Four Books, namely: the Great Learning 大學|大学, the Doctrine of the Mean 中庸, the Analects of Confucius 論語|论语, and Mencius 孟子
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
all split up and in pieces (idiom); disunity (in an organization) / complete lack of unity / to disintegrate / falling apart / to be at sixes and sevens
quadriceps muscle group / thigh muscles
quadriceps muscle group / thigh muscles
four Confucian injunctions 孝悌忠信 (for men), namely: piety to one's parents, respect to one's older brother, loyalty to one's monarch, faith to one's male friends / the four Confucian virtues for women of morality , physical charm , propriety in speech and efficiency in needlework
dynamic / enthusiastic / energetic
tetracycline
the 64 hexagrams of the Book of Changes (I Ching or Yi Jing) 易經|易经

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