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eight / 8
eighteen / 18
the eight divinatory trigrams of the Book of Changes 易經|易经 / gossip / gossipy
Demigods and Semidevils, wuxia novel by Jin Yong 金庸 and its TV and screen adaptations
the character 8 or / birthdate characters used in fortune-telling
August / eighth month (of the lunar year)
International Women's Day 婦女節|妇女节, 8th March / foolish / stupid
Badaling, a particular section of the Great Wall that is a favorite tourist destination
eighty / 80
the eight points of the compass / all directions
everything in disorder (idiom); in a hideous mess / at sixes and sevens
the eight precepts (Buddhism)
anise / star anise / aniseed / octagonal / Fructus Anisi stellati
(sports) top eight / quarterfinals
myriad / all kinds of / all sorts of
Babu district of Hezhou city 賀州市|贺州市, Guangxi
Bali or Pali township in New Taipei City 新北市, Taiwan
International Women's Day (March 8)
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
(bird species of China) crested myna (Acridotheres cristatellus)
tortoise / cuckold / (old) male owner of a brothel / pimp
to talk rubbish
eighty percent / most probably / most likely
Laba rice porridge festival, on the 8th day of the 12th lunar month
an assortment / a bit of everything / lots of different (skills)
in all directions / all around / far and near
one's birth data for astrological purposes, combined from year, month, day, hour, heavenly trunk and earthly branch
16 / sixteen
the Eight Immortals (Daoist mythology)
Eighth Route Army, the larger of the two major Chinese communist forces fighting the Japanese in the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945)
one eighth
Babu district of Hezhou city 賀州市|贺州市, Guangxi
rice congee made with red beans, lotus seeds, longan, red dates, nuts etc
roads open in all directions (idiom); accessible from all sides
Eight Banners, military organization of Manchu later Jin dynasty 後金|后金 from c. 1600, subsequently of the Qing dynasty
Laba congee, ceremonial rice porridge dish eaten on the 8th day of the 12th month in the Chinese calendar
lively discussion with everybody talking at once
bastard (insult) / son of a bitch
Bagongshan district of Huainan city 淮南市, Anhui
Eight-Nation Alliance, involved in a military intervention in northern China in 1900
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
divination based on the eight characters of one's birth date
serious / earnest / real / true
not much to choose between the two / tweedledum and tweedledee
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)
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
"eight pieces of brocade," a set of qigong exercises with assumed medical benefits
ugly person
Light in August (novel by William Faulkner 威廉·福克納|威廉·福克纳)
at sixes and sevens / perturbed state of mind / in a mess
musical box
Eight Honors and Eight Shames, PRC official moral guidelines
(fig.) a long time
"eight principles," a method of giving a general description and syndrome differentiation (TCM)
38th parallel, forming the DMZ border between North and South Korea
be smooth and slick (in establishing social relations)
most likely / mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10) / vast majority
of great talent (idiom)
Bade or Pate city in Taoyuan county 桃園縣|桃园县, north Taiwan
eight grade wage scale (system)
quaver / eighth note
pretty close / very near / about right
Mt Babao in Haidian district of Beijing
Octopus card (Hong Kong smart card for electronic payments)
baguazhang (a form of Chinese boxing)
Bagua Mountain, Taiwan
eight-hour working day
(idiom) everything broken and in disorder
Baxoi county, Tibetan: Dpa' shod rdzong, in Chamdo prefecture 昌都地區|昌都地区, Tibet
Bagongshan district of Huainan city 淮南市, Anhui
eight-trigram battle array / (fig.) mystifying tactics
old-fashioned square table to seat eight people
Ba Ji Quan "Eight Extremes Fist" - Martial Art
everything steady and stable (idiom); overcautious and unimaginary
"Jiang Zemin's eight-point formula" (for resuming a dialogue with Taiwan)
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne 儒勒·凡爾納|儒勒·凡尔纳
almost / nearing completion / bits and piece / of all kinds
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
an essay in eight parts / stereotyped writing
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-jewel elixir (TCM)
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
shape resembling the character or 8 / V-shape / splayed / figure of eight
Chinese anise / star anise / Fructus Anisi Stellati
six pack (abdominal muscles)
eight-part essay one had to master to pass the imperial exams in Ming and Qing dynasties
lit. the eyes watch six roads and the ears listen in all directions / to be observant and alert (idiom)
Baxoi county, Tibetan: Dpa' shod rdzong, in Chamdo prefecture 昌都地區|昌都地区, Tibet

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