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Mandarin pronunciation:  pin1yin1 | pīn​yīn​ | ㄅㄆㄇㄈ
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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)
four seasons, namely: spring , summer , autumn and winter
spring and autumn / four seasons / year / a person's age / annals (used in book titles)
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  *四* | 四* | *四
four / 4
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the four limbs of the body
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A Dream of Red Mansions (first completed edition 1791) by Cao Xueqin 曹雪芹, one of the four great novels
Beijing / capital of People's Republic of China / one of the four municipalities 直轄市|直辖市
Romance of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong 羅貫中|罗贯中, one of the Four Classic Novels of Chinese literature / a fictional account of the Three Kingdoms at the break-up of the Han around 200 AD, consistently portraying Liu Bei's Shu Han 劉備, 蜀漢|刘备, 蜀汉 as virtuous heroes and Cao Cao's Wei 曹操, as tyrannical villains
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  *乘* | 乘* | *乘
four horse military chariot (archaic) / four (archaic) / generic term for history books
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 Doctrine of the Mean, one of the Four Books 四書|四书
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  *燕* | 燕* | *燕
Yan, a vassal state of Zhou in modern Hebei and Liaoning / north Hebei / the four Yan kingdoms of the Sixteen Kingdoms, namely: Former Yan 前燕 (337-370), Later Yan 後燕|后燕 (384-409), Southern Yan 南燕 (398-410), Northern Yan 北燕 (409-436) / surname Yan
the Great Learning, one of the Four Books 四書|四书 in Confucianism
Four Comprehensives (political guidelines announced by President Xi Jinping, 2015)
the four seasons, namely: spring , summer , autumn and winter
four-way / four-sided / in all directions / everywhere
twenty four dynastic histories (or 25 or 26 in modern editions)
(TCM) interrogation, one of the four methods of diagnosis 四診|四诊
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  *鼎* | 鼎* | *鼎
ancient cooking cauldron with two looped handles and three or four legs / pot (dialect) / to enter upon a period of (classical) / Kangxi radical 206 / one of the 64 hexagrams of the Book of Changes
abbr. for 四個現代化|四个现代化, Deng Xiaoping's four modernizations
Five Emperors from legendary times / possibly tribal leaders before the historiographers got working on them / usually taken to be Yellow Emperor 黃帝|黄帝 and four of his sons Zhuan Xu 顓頊|颛顼, Di Ku 帝嚳|帝喾, Tang Yao 唐堯|唐尧, Yu Shun 虞舜
Yan, a vassal state of Zhou in modern Hebei and Liaoning / north Hebei / the four Yan kingdoms of the Sixteen Kingdoms, namely: Former Yan 前燕 (337-370), Later Yan 後燕|后燕 (384-409), Southern Yan 南燕 (398-410), Northern Yan 北燕 (409-436)
lit. say three in the morning but four in the evening (idiom); to change sth that is already settled upon / indecisive / to blow hot and cold
the Twenty-Four Histories (25 or 26 in modern editions), collection of books on Chinese dynastic history from 3000 BC till 17th century / fig. a long and complicated story
four-substance decoction (si wu tang), tonic formula used in Chinese medicine
four legs facing the sky (idiom); flat on one's back
lit. the four elements are vanity (idiom) / this world is an illusion
four common characters of classical Chinese (idiom); fig. semi-incomprehensible talk / double Dutch / all Greek to me
to regard the four corners of the world all as home (idiom) / to feel at home anywhere / to roam about unconstrained / to consider the entire country, or world, to be one's own
the Four Cleanups Movement (1963-66), which aimed to cleanse the politics, economy, organization and ideology of the Communist Party
the four book depositories, namely: classics 經|经, history , philosophy , belle-lettres
the Four Cleanups Movement (1963-66) / abbr. for 四清運動|四清运动
Journey to the West, Ming dynasty novel by Wu Cheng'en 吳承恩|吴承恩, one of the Four Classic Novels of Chinese literature / also called Pilgrimage to the West or Monkey
entering tone / checked tone / one of the four tones of Middle Chinese
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
modernization of science and technology, one of Deng Xiaoping's Four Modernizations
rhyming dictionary / traditional Chinese phonetic dictionary with words ordered first by four tones 四聲|四声 then rhyme 韻|韵 (i.e. medial consonant and final)
in groups of three or four (idiom)
Ouyang Xun (557-641), one of Four Great Calligraphers of early Tang 唐初四大家
one's four limbs / two arms and two legs
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 tones of classical Chinese phonetics, namely: level or even tone 平聲|平声, third tone 上聲|上声, fourth tone 去聲|去声, entering tone 入聲|入声 / the four tones of modern standard Chinese pronunciation, namely: First or high level tone 陰平聲|阴平声, Second or rising tone 陽平聲|阳平声, Third or low-falling-raising tone 上聲|上声, Fourth or falling tone 去聲|去声
lit. fire beacons in all four directions (idiom); the confusion of war
modernization of industry, one of Deng Xiaoping's Four Modernizations
Four great compilations of Northern Song dynasty, namely: Extensive records of the Taiping era (978) 太平廣記|太平广记, Imperial readings of the Taiping era 太平御覽|太平御览, Prime tortoise of the record bureau 冊府元龜|册府元龟, Finest blossoms in the garden of literature 文苑英華|文苑英华
the four seasons / spring, summer, autumn and winter
four-dimensional space (math.)
Jiang Qing (1914-1991), Mao Zedong's fourth wife and leader of the Gang of Four
sense of propriety, justice, integrity and honor (i.e. the four social bonds, 四維|四维)
Ma Zhiyuan (c. 1250-1321), Yuan dynasty dramatist in the 雜劇|杂剧 tradition of musical comedy, one of the Four Great Yuan Dramatists 元曲四大家
four-leaf clover
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
"the four classes" of ancient China, i.e. scholars, farmers, artisans, and merchants
the four great caves, namely: Longmen Grottoes 龍門石窟|龙门石窟 at Luoyang, Henan, Yungang Caves 雲岡石窟|云冈石窟 at Datong, Shanxi, Mogao Caves 莫高窟 at Dunhuang, Gansu, and Mt Maiji Caves 麥積山石窟|麦积山石窟 at Tianshui, Gansu
Luo Binwang (640-684), one of Four Great Poets of the Early Tang 初唐四傑|初唐四杰
Mt Jiuhua in Anhui, one of the Four Sacred Mountains and Bodhimanda of Kṣitigarbha 地藏
Water Margin or Outlaws of the Marsh by Shi Nai'an 施耐庵, one of the Four Classic Novels of Chinese literature
Yu Shi'nan (558-638), politician of Sui and early Tang periods, poet and calligrapher, one of Four Great Calligraphers of early Tang 唐初四大家
fourth / four times / quartic
modernization of national defense, one of Deng Xiaoping's Four Modernizations
Mt Potala at Zhoushan 舟山市 in Zhejiang, one of the Four Sacred Mountains and Bodhimanda of Guanyin 觀音|观音 (Avalokiteśvara)
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  *簋* | 簋* | *簋
ancient bronze food vessel with a round mouth and two or four handles / round basket of bamboo
modernization of agriculture, one of Deng Xiaoping's Four Modernizations
four-by-four (vehicle) / 4x4
Water Margin or Outlaws of the Marsh by Shi Nai'an 施耐庵, one of the Four Classic Novels of Chinese literature / also written 水滸傳|水浒传
Four Asian Tigers / East Asian Tigers / Four Little Dragons (East Asian economic powers: Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong)
Science and technology is the number one productive force (from 1978 speech by Deng Xiaoping 鄧小平|邓小平 introducing the Four Modernizations 四個現代化|四个现代化).
Destroy the Four Olds (campaign of the Cultural Revolution)
(TCM) the four methods of diagnosis, namely 望診|望诊 (observation), 聞診|闻诊 (auscultation and olfaction), 問診|问诊 (interrogation), 切診|切诊 (pulse feeling and palpation)
(TCM) observation, one of the four methods of diagnosis 四診|四诊
Azure Dragon, one of the four symbols of the Chinese constellations, also known as the Azure Dragon of the East 東方青龍|东方青龙 or 東方蒼龍|东方苍龙 / (slang) man without pubic hair
(slang) swearword / four-letter word
Four Generations Under One Roof, novel by Lao She 老舍
four generations under one roof (idiom)
four seasons like spring / favorable climate throughout the year
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
Xishi (c. 450 BC), famous Chinese beauty, foremost of the Four legendary beauties 四大美女, given by King Gou Jian 勾踐|勾践 of Yue as concubine to King of Wu as part of a successful plan to destroy Wu
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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
wine, sex, avarice and temper (idiom); four cardinal vices
National Games, Chinese athletics competition, organized every four years since 1959
the four heavenly kings (Sanskrit vajra) / the four guardians or warrior attendants of Buddha
Mt Emei in Sichuan, one of the Four Sacred Mountains and Bodhimanda of Samantabhadra 普賢|普贤 / Emeishan city
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
tetrose (CH20)4, monosaccharide with four carbon atoms
division of China during earliest dynasties / fig. ancient China / Kyūshū, southernmost of Japan's four major islands
the four corners (of a rectangle) / the eaves that the four corners of a building
the four arts (zither, Go, calligraphy, painting) / the accomplishments of a well-educated person
poetic form consisting of four lines of five syllables, with rhymes on first, second and fourth line
seven heavenly bodies and four imaginary stars (in astrology and fengshui)
National Intercity Games, Chinese athletics competition, organized every four years since 1988
war on all sides (idiom); fighting from all four quarters
to round up to the nearest integer / to discard four, but treat five as whole (of decimal points)
Wen Zhengming (1470-1559), Ming painter, one of Four great southern talents of the Ming 江南四大才子
four sides
(TCM) pulse feeling and palpitation, one of the four methods of diagnosis 四診|四诊
Four great southern talents of the Ming, namely: Tang Bohu 唐伯虎, Zhu Zhishan 祝枝山, Wen Zhengming 文徵明|文征明 and Xu Zhenqing 徐禎卿|徐祯卿
set of (usually four) hanging scrolls
bloomers / plus fours / knickerbockers
the Four Noble Truths (Buddhism) / see also 四諦|四谛 and 苦集滅道|苦集灭道
Zhang Zhixin (1930-1975) female revolutionary and martyr, who followed the true Marxist-Leninist line as a party member, and was arrested in 1969, murdered in 1975 after opposing the counterrevolutionary party-usurping conspiracies of Lin Biao and the Gang of Four, and only rehabilitated posthumously in 1979

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