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eight / 8
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August / eighth month (of the lunar year)
the eight points of the compass / all directions
in all directions / all around / far and near
Bade or Pate city in Taoyuan county 桃園縣|桃园县, north Taiwan
eighteen / 18
the eight distresses - birth, age, sickness, death, parting with what we love, meeting with what we hate, unattained aims, and all the ills of the five skandhas (Buddhism)
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
Octopus card (Hong Kong smart card for electronic payments)
eighty percent / most probably / most likely
the eight major cuisines of China, namely 川魯粵蘇浙閩湘徽|川鲁粤苏浙闽湘徽
myriad / all kinds of / all sorts of
everything in disorder (idiom); in a hideous mess / at sixes and sevens
Bagua Mountain, Taiwan
to talk rubbish
lively discussion with everybody talking at once
bastard (insult) / son of a bitch
an assortment / a bit of everything / lots of different (skills)
one's birth data for astrological purposes, combined from year, month, day, hour, heavenly trunk and earthly branch
August
serious / earnest / real / true
Ba Jia Jiang, the eight generals that guard the godly realm in Taiwanese folklore, represented by troupes of dancers in temple processions / (slang) lowlife gangster or young hoodlum, often written as "8+9", [ba1 jia1 jiu3]
roads open in all directions (idiom); accessible from all sides
in disorder / at sixes and sevens (idiom)
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
Eight-Nation Alliance, involved in a military intervention in northern China in 1900
at sixes and sevens / perturbed state of mind / in a mess
almost / nearing completion / bits and piece / of all kinds
most likely / mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10) / vast majority
the character 8 or / birthdate characters used in fortune-telling
eighty / 80
light-years (apart) / a million miles (apart) / (i.e. indicates a huge difference or a huge distance)
Eight Banners, military organization of Manchu later Jin dynasty 後金|后金 from c. 1600, subsequently of the Qing dynasty
Bade or Pate city in Taoyuan county 桃園縣|桃园县, north Taiwan
(idiom) everything broken and in disorder
(bird species of China) crested myna (Acridotheres cristatellus)
most likely / mostly (in 8 or 9 cases out of 10) / vast majority
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
tortoise / cuckold / (old) male owner of a brothel / pimp
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)
anise / star anise / aniseed / octagonal / Fructus Anisi stellati
be smooth and slick (in establishing social relations)
of great talent (idiom)
(fig.) a long time
"eight pieces of brocade," a set of qigong exercises with assumed medical benefits
everything steady and stable (idiom); overcautious and unimaginary
(idiom) with everyone lending a hand (eagerly but somewhat chaotically)
octahedron
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
International Women's Day (March 8)
six pack (abdominal muscles)
an essay in eight parts / stereotyped writing
eight methods of treatment (TCM)
rice congee made with red beans, lotus seeds, longan, red dates, nuts etc
in one's seventies (age) / very old (of people)
16 / sixteen
ugly person
eight surges (a group of eight acupoints in Chinese acupuncture, namely PC-9, TB-1, HT-9 and LV-3, bilaterally)
Badaling, a particular section of the Great Wall that is a favorite tourist destination
octave
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
G8 (group of eight major industrialized nations)
not much to choose between the two / tweedledum and tweedledee
pretty close / very near / about right
Ba Ji Quan "Eight Extremes Fist" - Martial Art
son of a bitch / bastard
the Eight-fold Noble Way (Buddhism)
one eighth
Bamay in Dawu County 道孚縣|道孚县, Garze Tibetan autonomous prefecture, Sichuan
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)
Eight Giants of Tang and Song prose, esp. involved in the Classics movement 古文運動|古文运动, namely: Han Yu 韓愈|韩愈, Liu Zongyuan 柳宗元, Ouyang Xiu 歐陽修|欧阳修, the Three Su father and sons 三蘇|三苏, Wang Anshi 王安石, Zeng Gong 曾鞏|曾巩
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
palanquin with eight carriers / (fig.) lavish treatment
octavo
eight-treasure decoction, tonic formula used in Chinese medicine
octagon
very serious / solemn
Yaohan retail group
Baxoi county, Tibetan: Dpa' shod rdzong, in Chamdo prefecture 昌都地區|昌都地区, Tibet
everything in disorder (idiom) / in a hideous mess / obscene / dirty / filthy
Bye bye! (in chat room and text messages)
Bali or Pali township in New Taipei City 新北市, Taiwan
octagon
mustache shaped like character
quaver / eighth note
ancient spear-like weapon 18 Chinese feet in length, with a wavy spearhead like a snake's body
lit. the eyes watch six roads and the ears listen in all directions / to be observant and alert (idiom)
baguazhang (a form of Chinese boxing)
the eight precepts (Buddhism)
Mt Babao in Haidian district of Beijing
bits and pieces / scattered fragments
octal
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
sworn brotherhood / intimate friendship
Bagongshan district of Huainan city 淮南市, Anhui

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