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eight / 8
the eight divinatory trigrams of the Book of Changes 易經|易经 / gossip / gossipy
eighteen / 18
the eight points of the compass / all directions
in all directions / all around / far and near
everything in disorder (idiom); in a hideous mess / at sixes and sevens
eighty percent / most probably / most likely
myriad / all kinds of / all sorts of
eighty / 80
the eight precepts (Buddhism)
the character 8 or / birthdate characters used in fortune-telling
tortoise / cuckold / (old) male owner of a brothel / pimp
to talk rubbish
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)
(bird species of China) crested myna (Acridotheres cristatellus)
Laba rice porridge festival, on the 8th day of the 12th lunar month
Eighth Route Army, the larger of the two major Chinese communist forces fighting the Japanese in the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945)
Badaling, a particular section of the Great Wall that is a favorite tourist destination
an assortment / a bit of everything / lots of different (skills)
16 / sixteen
International Women's Day 婦女節|妇女节, 8th March / foolish / stupid
anise / star anise / aniseed / octagonal / Fructus Anisi stellati
serious / earnest / real / true
roads open in all directions (idiom); accessible from all sides
almost / nearing completion / bits and piece / of all kinds
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
most likely / mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10) / vast majority
Babu district of Hezhou city 賀州市|贺州市, Guangxi
International Women's Day (March 8)
rice congee made with red beans, lotus seeds, longan, red dates, nuts etc
Bali or Pali township in New Taipei City 新北市, Taiwan
the eight major cuisines of China, namely 川魯粵蘇浙閩湘徽|川鲁粤苏浙闽湘徽
Mt Babao in Haidian district of Beijing
lively discussion with everybody talking at once
in disorder / at sixes and sevens (idiom)
Eight Banners, military organization of Manchu later Jin dynasty 後金|后金 from c. 1600, subsequently of the Qing dynasty
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
an essay in eight parts / stereotyped writing
Eight-Nation Alliance, involved in a military intervention in northern China in 1900
not much to choose between the two / tweedledum and tweedledee
pretty close / very near / about right
six pack (abdominal muscles)
at sixes and sevens / perturbed state of mind / in a mess
38th parallel, forming the DMZ border between North and South Korea
(idiom) everything broken and in disorder
"eight principles," a method of giving a general description and syndrome differentiation (TCM)
Eight Honors and Eight Shames, PRC official moral guidelines
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
the Eight Immortals (Daoist mythology)
everything steady and stable (idiom); overcautious and unimaginary
(fig.) a long time
(idiom) with everyone lending a hand (eagerly but somewhat chaotically)
confused / distracted
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
eight-trigram battle array / (fig.) mystifying tactics
distant relatives
eight-treasure decoction, tonic formula used in Chinese medicine
old-fashioned square table to seat eight people
Octopus card (Hong Kong smart card for electronic payments)
meddling woman / nosy parker (Cantonese)
lit. a girl changes eighteen times between childhood and womanhood (idiom) / fig. a young woman is very different from the little girl she once was
Chinese anise / star anise / Fructus Anisi Stellati
be smooth and slick (in establishing social relations)
sprawled out on one's back (idiom)
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
Bagongshan district of Huainan city 淮南市, Anhui
(coll.) Arisaka Type 38 rifle (Japanese army rifle used 1905-1945)
in one's seventies (age) / very old (of people)
ancient classification system for musical instruments, based on the material of which the instrument is made (metal , stone , clay , leather , silk 絲|丝, wood , gourd , bamboo ) / the eight kinds of sound produced by instruments in these categories / music
15th August / refers to Japanese surrender in WWII on 15th August 1945
of great talent (idiom)
Baxoi county, Tibetan: Dpa' shod rdzong, in Chamdo prefecture 昌都地區|昌都地区, Tibet
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
pattern-syndrome identification based on the eight principles (TCM)
the famous eight beautiful and talented courtesans who lived near the Qinhuai River 秦淮河 in the late Ming or early Qing
lit. the eyes watch six roads and the ears listen in all directions / to be observant and alert (idiom)
Bagongshan district of Huainan city 淮南市, Anhui
mustache shaped like character
musical box
assembled at random / a motley collection
the twenty-eight constellations
everything in disorder (idiom) / in a hideous mess / obscene / dirty / filthy
Bamei or Bamay township in Dawu County 道孚縣|道孚县, Garze Tibetan autonomous prefecture, Sichuan
see 草海
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
very serious / solemn
Charter 08, PRC pro-democracy petition of December 2008
drab, stereotypical Communist Party writing style
G8 (group of eight major industrialized nations)

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