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  *四* | 四* | *四
four / 4
four seasons, namely: spring , summer , autumn and winter
April / fourth month (of the lunar year)
refers to Tiananmen incident of 4th June 1989
Sichuan province (Szechuan) in southwest China, abbr. or , capital Chengdu 成都
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)
fourteen / 14
Shikoku (one of the four main islands of Japan)
four-way / four-sided / in all directions / everywhere
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
forty / 40
fourth quarter
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
all around
boxer shorts
four of a kind / quads (poker)
the top four
Sihu (or Ssuhu) township in Yunlin county 雲林縣|云林县, Taiwan
all sides
fourth / four times / quartic
fourth-year university student
the four limbs of the body
green bean / French bean / runner bean
Great Sichuan Earthquake (2008)
all the borders
four-by-four (vehicle) / 4x4
four-leaf clover
grade 4 / fourth class / category D
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
the four corners (of a rectangle) / the eaves that the four corners of a building
the 24 solar terms, calculated from the position of the sun on the ecliptic, that divide the year into 24 equal periods
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
four-wheel drive
courtyard house with a fully enclosed courtyard (type of Chinese residence)
(of a perfume or a foul odor) permeating the whole place / (of grease etc) dripping everywhere / flowing all over the place
all around / on all sides / encircled
the four seasons, namely: spring , summer , autumn and winter
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
Zhang the Third and Li the Fourth (idiom) / Tom, Dick and Harry
to round up to the nearest integer / to discard four, but treat five as whole (of decimal points)
Fourth Nuclear Power Plant near New Taipei City 新北市, Taiwan / also called Lungmen Nuclear Power Plant
Siku Quanshu (collection of books compiled during Qing dynasty)
abbr. for 四個現代化|四个现代化, Deng Xiaoping's four modernizations
Tiananmen Incident of June 4, 1989
four sides
"the four classes" of ancient China, i.e. scholars, farmers, artisans, and merchants
to coax and plead
Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC)
Siping prefecture level city in Jilin province 吉林省 in northeast China
quaternion (math.)
roads open in all directions (idiom); accessible from all sides
sergeant first class
quadriceps muscle group / thigh muscles
in all directions / all around / far and near
Sihu (or Ssuhu) township in Yunlin county 雲林縣|云林县, Taiwan
Callisto (moon of Jupiter), aka Jupiter IV
quadriceps muscle group / thigh muscles
four-substance decoction (si wu tang), tonic formula used in Chinese medicine
quarterback (QB) (American football)
Four Treasures of the Study, namely 筆|笔, , 紙|纸 and 硯|砚 / the essentials of calligraphy and scholarship (idiom)
four-dimensional space (math.)
to make thoughtless remarks (idiom) / to criticize / gossip
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
Sichuan Daily
to disperse / to scatter in all directions
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
(of droplets, sparks etc) to fly about in all directions / to splatter everywhere
all parts of the country
four corner code (input method for Chinese characters)
May Fourth Movement / Chinese national renewal movement that started with 4th May 1919 protest against the Treaty of Versailles
Confucian moral injunctions for women, namely: obey in turn three men father, husband and son, plus the four virtues of morality , physical charm , propriety in speech and efficiency in needlework
one's nearest neighbors
to look around
the four book depositories, namely: classics 經|经, history , philosophy , belles-lettres
four legs facing the sky (idiom); flat on one's back
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
the four great Chinese inventions: paper, printing, magnetic compass and gunpowder
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
New Fourth army of Republic of China, set up in 1937 and controlled by the communists
Four Asian Tigers / East Asian Tigers / Four Little Dragons (East Asian economic powers: Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong)
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
to look around
sedan (motor car)
everything steady and stable (idiom); overcautious and unimaginary
to become known far and wide (idiom) / famous
lit. four ounces can move a thousand catties (idiom) / fig. to achieve much with little effort
Sichuan province (Szechuan) in southwest China, abbr. or , capital Chengdu 成都
lit. with only four bare walls for a home (idiom) / fig. very poor / wretched

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