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  *八* | 八* | *八
eight / 8
eighteen / 18
the eight divinatory trigrams of the Book of Changes 易經|易经 / gossip / gossipy
everything in disorder (idiom); in a hideous mess / at sixes and sevens
Laba rice porridge festival, on the 8th day of the 12th lunar month
TEM-8 or Test for English Majors-Band 8, highest level proficiency test for English major students in PRC (abbr. for 英語專業八級考試|英语专业八级考试)
International Women's Day 婦女節|妇女节, 8th March / foolish / stupid
eighty percent / most probably / most likely
Demigods and Semidevils, wuxia novel by Jin Yong 金庸 and its TV and screen adaptations
eighty / 80
the character 8 or / birthdate characters used in fortune-telling
the eight precepts (Buddhism)
to talk rubbish
(bird species of China) crested myna (Acridotheres cristatellus)
Eighth Route Army, the larger of the two major Chinese communist forces fighting the Japanese in the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945)
the eight points of the compass / all directions
Badaling, a particular section of the Great Wall that is a favorite tourist destination
almost / nearing completion / bits and piece / of all kinds
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)
myriad / all kinds of / all sorts of
in all directions / all around / far and near
anise / star anise / aniseed / octagonal / Fructus Anisi stellati
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
rice congee made with red beans, lotus seeds, longan, red dates, nuts etc
Babu district of Hezhou city 賀州市|贺州市, Guangxi
tortoise / cuckold / (old) male owner of a brothel / pimp
lively discussion with everybody talking at once
most likely / mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10) / vast majority
(sports) top eight / quarterfinals
Bamay in Dawu County 道孚縣|道孚县, Garze Tibetan autonomous prefecture, Sichuan
Bali or Pali township in New Taipei City 新北市, Taiwan
an assortment / a bit of everything / lots of different (skills)
(fig.) a long time
the Eight Immortals (Daoist mythology)
Eight-Nation Alliance, involved in a military intervention in northern China in 1900
roads open in all directions (idiom); accessible from all sides
Laba congee, ceremonial rice porridge dish eaten on the 8th day of the 12th month in the Chinese calendar
an essay in eight parts / stereotyped writing
Eight Banners, military organization of Manchu later Jin dynasty 後金|后金 from c. 1600, subsequently of the Qing dynasty
serious / earnest / real / true
(idiom) everything broken and in disorder
International Women's Day (March 8)
38th parallel, forming the DMZ border between North and South Korea
in disorder / at sixes and sevens (idiom)
old-fashioned square table to seat eight people
16 / sixteen
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
meddling woman / nosy parker (Cantonese)
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
Mt Babao in Haidian district of Beijing
in one's seventies (age) / very old (of people)
to maintain an 8% annual growth rate of the GDP (PRC policy)
eight-hour working day
"eight pieces of brocade," a set of qigong exercises with assumed medical benefits
Chinese anise / star anise / Fructus Anisi Stellati
eight-trigram battle array / (fig.) mystifying tactics
lit. the eyes watch six roads and the ears listen in all directions / to be observant and alert (idiom)
six pack (abdominal muscles)
Eight Honors and Eight Shames, PRC official moral guidelines
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
not much to choose between the two / tweedledum and tweedledee
at sixes and sevens / perturbed state of mind / in a mess
musical box
(coll.) Arisaka Type 38 rifle (Japanese army rifle used 1905-1945)
everything in disorder (idiom) / in a hideous mess / obscene / dirty / filthy
"eight principles," a method of giving a general description and syndrome differentiation (TCM)
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
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
(idiom) with everyone lending a hand (eagerly but somewhat chaotically)
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
Ba Ji Quan "Eight Extremes Fist" - Martial Art
Octopus card (Hong Kong smart card for electronic payments)
Bagongshan district of Huainan city 淮南市, Anhui
of great talent (idiom)
Bagongshan district of Huainan city 淮南市, Anhui
eight-part essay one had to master to pass the imperial exams in Ming and Qing dynasties
assembled at random / a motley collection
distant relatives
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
pretty close / very near / about right
grade 8 worker (highest on the eight grade wage scale) / top-grade worker
ugly person
bits and pieces / scattered fragments
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
Baxoi county, Tibetan: Dpa' shod rdzong, in Chamdo prefecture 昌都地區|昌都地区, Tibet
Bali or Pali township in New Taipei City 新北市, Taiwan
soldier (from the two components of the character) (derog.)
pattern-syndrome identification based on the eight principles (TCM)
everything steady and stable (idiom); overcautious and unimaginary
Barkhor, pilgrim circuit around Jokhang temple in Lhasa, Tibet
Charter 08, PRC pro-democracy petition of December 2008

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