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Mandarin pronunciation:  pin1yin1 | pīn​yīn​ | ㄅㄆㄇㄈ
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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 ancient musical instruments 八音
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  *八* | 八* | *八
eight / 8
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  *石* | 石* | *石
rock / stone / stone inscription / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音
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  *木* | 木* | *木
tree / wood / coffin / wooden / simple / numb / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音
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  *土* | 土* | *土
earth / dust / clay / local / indigenous / crude opium / unsophisticated / one of the eight ancient musical instruments 八音
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  *离* | 离* | *离
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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the eight divinatory trigrams of the Book of Changes 易經|易经 / gossip / gossipy
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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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  *坤* | 坤* | *坤
one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦, symbolizing earth / female principle // ancient Chinese compass point: 225° (southwest)
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  *兑* | 兑* | *兑
to cash / to exchange / to add (liquid) / to blend / one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦, symbolizing swamp /
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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 points of the compass / all directions
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
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  *坎* | 坎* | *坎
pit / threshold / one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦, symbolizing water /
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  *卦* | 卦* | *卦
divinatory diagram / one of the eight divinatory trigrams of the Book of Changes 易經|易经 / one of the sixty-four divinatory hexagrams of the Book of Changes 易經|易经
(sports) top eight / quarterfinals
nichang, rainbow colored clothes worn by the Eight Immortals 八仙
the eight precepts (Buddhism)
the Eight Immortals (Daoist mythology)
Wang Anshi (1021-1086), Song dynasty politician and writer, one of the Eight Giants 唐宋八大家
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  *艮* | 艮* | *艮
one of the Eight Trigrams 八卦, symbolizing mountain // ancient Chinese compass point: 45° (northeast)
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  *捌* | 捌* | *捌
eight (banker's anti-fraud numeral) / split
Jiusan Society, one of the eight political parties of the CPC
wording (of a proposal) / formulation / viewpoint (on an issue) / (one of eight methods of bonesetting in TCM) restoring the part displaced by a fracture to its correct position by lifting
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  *爻* | 爻* | *爻
the solid and broken lines of the eight trigrams 八卦, e.g. ☶
regular verse / strict poetic form with eight lines of 5, 6 or 7 syllables and even lines rhyming
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  *丷* | 丷* | *丷
"eight" component in Chinese characters / archaic variant of
Eight-Nation Alliance, involved in a military intervention in northern China in 1900
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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)
Lie Zi, Daoist author, said to be early Warring States period 戰國|战国 / Daoist text in eight chapters, said to be by Lie Zi, probably compiled during WeiJin times 魏晉|魏晋 (3rd century AD)
Eight Honors and Eight Shames, PRC official moral guidelines
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
eight year H8 of the 60 year cycle, e.g. 1991 or 2051
Zeng Gong (1019-1083), Song dynasty writer, one of the Eight Giants 唐宋八大家
Eight Banners, military organization of Manchu later Jin dynasty 後金|后金 from c. 1600, subsequently of the Qing dynasty
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
music / (used in advertising instrumental tuition) / (archaic) musical instruments made of eight different materials (metal , stone , clay , leather , silk 絲|丝, wood , gourd , bamboo )
precepts regarding what is honorable and what is shameful (in particular, refers to the Socialist Concepts on Honors and Disgraces, PRC official moral principles promulgated from 2006) / abbr. for 社會主義榮辱觀|社会主义荣辱观 / also known as the Eight Honors and Eight Shames 八榮八恥|八荣八耻
eight-trigram battle array / (fig.) mystifying tactics
Lü Dongbin (796-), Tang Dynasty scholar, one of the Eight Immortals 八仙
an essay in eight parts / stereotyped writing
"eight pieces of brocade," a set of qigong exercises with assumed medical benefits
Manchu / bannerman (refers to the eight Manchu banners 八旗)
shape resembling the character or 8 / V-shape / splayed / figure of eight
Su Xun (1009-1066), northern Song writer of prose / one of the Three Su 三苏 and one of Eight Giants 唐宋八大家
Ba Ji Quan "Eight Extremes Fist" - Martial Art
eight-hour working day
eight-part essay one had to master to pass the imperial exams in Ming and Qing dynasties
the Three Rules of Discipline and Eight Points for Attention, a military doctrine issued in 1928 by Mao Zedong for the Red Army, which included a number of injunctions demanding high standards of behavior and respect for civilians during wartime
"eight principles," a method of giving a general description and syndrome differentiation (TCM)
the Four Noble Truths (Budd.), namely: all life is suffering , the cause of suffering is desire , emancipation comes only by eliminating passions 滅|灭, the way to emancipation is the Eight-fold Noble Way 八正道 / also called 四諦|四谛
old-fashioned square table to seat eight people
Boxer Protocol of 1901 signed in Beijing, ending the Eight-power Allied Force intervention after the Boxer uprising
third and fourth lines (in an eight-line poem) which form a couplet
pattern-syndrome identification based on the eight principles (TCM)
eight-treasure decoction, tonic formula used in Chinese medicine
the eight-character slogan for the economic policy proposed by 李富春 in 1961: 調整鞏固充實提高|调整巩固充实提高 "adjust, consolidate, enrich and improve" / a policy expressed as an eight-character slogan
the Four Noble Truths (Budd.), covered by the acronym 苦集滅道: all life is suffering , the cause of suffering is desire , emancipation comes only by eliminating passions 滅|灭, the way to emancipation is the Eight-fold Noble Way 八正道
G8 (group of eight major industrialized nations)
palanquin with eight carriers / (fig.) lavish treatment
Eight Banners system, the military and social organization of the Manchus between c. 1500 and 1911
(Buddhism) the pain of parting with what (or whom) one loves, one of the eight distresses 八苦
"the Eight Great Eminent Officials" of the CPC, namely 鄧小平|邓小平, 陳雲|陈云, 李先念, 彭真, 楊尚昆|杨尚昆, 薄一波, 王震, and 宋任窮|宋任穷 / abbr. to 八老
Waldersee (name) / Alfred Graf Von Waldersee (1832-1904), commander-in-chief of the Eight-Nation Alliance 八國聯軍|八国联军
Iron-Crutch Li, one of the Eight Immortals 八仙 in Chinese mythology, walking around with an iron crutch and carrying a gourd with special medicine
sloping eyebrows, formed like character for "eight"
formal recommendation letter in eight columns
grade 8 worker (highest on the eight grade wage scale) / top-grade worker
bushel (eight gallons)
Short History of Civilization, late Qing novel by Li Boyuan 李伯元 or Li Baojia 李寶嘉|李宝嘉 describing the turmoil after the 1900 Eight-Nation Alliance 八國聯軍|八国联军
the crisis year of 1900 involving the Boxer uprising and the eight nation military invasion
the eight influential points (acupuncture)
eight grade wage scale (system)
eight-jewel elixir (TCM)
the twenty-eight constellations
eight surges (a group of eight acupoints in Chinese acupuncture, namely PC-9, TB-1, HT-9 and LV-3, bilaterally)
the eight provinces of Yi dynasty Korea
"eight wind points", name of a set of acupuncture points (EX-LE-10), four on each foot
the Eight-fold Noble Way (Buddhism)
Ba Fa Quan "Eight Methods" - Martial Art
"Jiang Zemin's eight-point formula" (for resuming a dialogue with Taiwan)
eight-jewel eye ointment (TCM)
eight methods of treatment (TCM)
divination based on the eight characters of one's birth date
eight-to-two powder (TCM)
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)
(TCM) eight kinds of "head wind" (headache)
eight trigrams furnace to cook pills of immortality / symbol of the alchemist's art / Double, double toil and trouble, Fire burn, and cauldron bubble
eight (types of) jaundices (TCM)
G8 (group of eight major industrialized nations)
Yamata no Orochi, serpent with eight heads and eight tails from mythological section of Nihon Shoki (Chronicles of Japan)
eight types of jaundice with yellowing of body and face (TCM)
"the Eight Great Eminent Officials" of the CPC, abbr. for 八大元老
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
the eight stages of the Buddha's life (Buddhism)
Liuhe Bafa - "Six Harmonies, Eight Methods" - Martial Art
the eight methods of bonesetting / Chinese osteopathy
the twenty-eight constellations / also written 二十八宿


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