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eight / 8
eighteen / 18
the eight divinatory trigrams of the Book of Changes 易經|易经 / gossip / gossipy
eighty / 80
the character 8 or / birthdate characters used in fortune-telling
the eight precepts (Buddhism)
Demigods and Semidevils, wuxia novel by Jin Yong 金庸 and its TV and screen adaptations
International Women's Day 婦女節|妇女节, 8th March / foolish / stupid
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
eighty percent / most probably / most likely
the eight points of the compass / all directions
Badaling, a particular section of the Great Wall that is a favorite tourist destination
anise / star anise / aniseed / octagonal / Fructus Anisi stellati
everything in disorder (idiom); in a hideous mess / at sixes and sevens
(sports) top eight / quarterfinals
Eighth Route Army, the larger of the two major Chinese communist forces fighting the Japanese in the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945)
myriad / all kinds of / all sorts of
Bali or Pali township in New Taipei City 新北市, Taiwan
in all directions / all around / far and near
the Eight Immortals (Daoist mythology)
roads open in all directions (idiom); accessible from all sides
Laba rice porridge festival, on the 8th day of the 12th lunar month
lively discussion with everybody talking at once
16 / sixteen
Eight-Nation Alliance, involved in a military intervention in northern China in 1900
Babu district of Hezhou city 賀州市|贺州市, Guangxi
to talk rubbish
tortoise / cuckold / (old) male owner of a brothel / pimp
(bird species of China) crested myna (Acridotheres cristatellus)
Eight Honors and Eight Shames, PRC official moral guidelines
an assortment / a bit of everything / lots of different (skills)
"eight principles," a method of giving a general description and syndrome differentiation (TCM)
International Women's Day (March 8)
Bagongshan district of Huainan city 淮南市, Anhui
most likely / mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10) / vast majority
Eight Banners, military organization of Manchu later Jin dynasty 後金|后金 from c. 1600, subsequently of the Qing dynasty
eight grade wage scale (system)
Mt Babao in Haidian district of Beijing
38th parallel, forming the DMZ border between North and South Korea
(fig.) a long time
serious / earnest / real / true
ugly person
musical box
rice congee made with red beans, lotus seeds, longan, red dates, nuts etc
eight-trigram battle array / (fig.) mystifying tactics
Laba congee, ceremonial rice porridge dish eaten on the 8th day of the 12th month in the Chinese calendar
almost / nearing completion / bits and piece / of all kinds
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
to play mahjong
an essay in eight parts / stereotyped writing
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
music / (used in advertising instrumental tuition) / (archaic) musical instruments made of eight different materials (metal , stone , clay , leather , silk 絲|丝, wood , gourd , bamboo )
six pack (abdominal muscles)
soldier (from the two components of the character) (derog.)
Baxoi county, Tibetan: Dpa' shod rdzong, in Chamdo prefecture 昌都地區|昌都地区, Tibet
not much to choose between the two / tweedledum and tweedledee
baguazhang (a form of Chinese boxing)
at sixes and sevens / perturbed state of mind / in a mess
be smooth and slick (in establishing social relations)
pattern-syndrome identification based on the eight principles (TCM)
light-years (apart) / a million miles (apart) / (i.e. indicates a huge difference or a huge distance)
lit. there is not even the first stroke of the character (idiom) / fig. things have not even begun to take shape / no sign of success yet
Octopus card (Hong Kong smart card for electronic payments)
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
to have one's fortune read / system of fortune telling based on a person's date and time of birth, according to 干支 (sexagenary cycle)
one yuan or less / around 80 cents or one dollar
most likely / mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10) / vast majority
"eight pieces of brocade," a set of qigong exercises with assumed medical benefits
old-fashioned square table to seat eight people
16-year-old beauty
pretty close / very near / about right
of great talent (idiom)
in disorder / at sixes and sevens (idiom)
shape resembling the character or 8 / V-shape / splayed / figure of eight
Bade or Pate city in Taoyuan county 桃園縣|桃园县, north Taiwan
(idiom) everything broken and in disorder
Babu district of Hezhou city 賀州市|贺州市, Guangxi
Bagongshan district of Huainan city 淮南市, Anhui
Ba Ji Quan "Eight Extremes Fist" - Martial Art
eight-hour working day
Chinese anise / star anise / Fructus Anisi Stellati
baguazhang (a form of Chinese boxing)
meddling woman / nosy parker (Cantonese)
eight-part essay one had to master to pass the imperial exams in Ming and Qing dynasties
everything steady and stable (idiom); overcautious and unimaginary
confused / distracted
lit. the eyes watch six roads and the ears listen in all directions / to be observant and alert (idiom)
one's birth data for astrological purposes, combined from year, month, day, hour, heavenly trunk and earthly branch
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne 儒勒·凡爾納|儒勒·凡尔纳
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

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