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four / 4
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Sichuan province (Szechuan) in southwest China, abbr. or , capital Chengdu 成都
Sichuan province (Szechuan) in southwest China, abbr. or , capital Chengdu 成都
the four elements: earth, water, fire, and wind (Buddhism) / the four freedoms: speaking out freely, airing views fully, holding great debates, and writing big-character posters, 大鳴大放|大鸣大放, 大辯論|大辩论, 大字報|大字报 (PRC)
four seasons, namely: spring , summer , autumn and winter
fourteen / 14
April / fourth month (of the lunar year)
Sichuan University
Thursday
grade 4 / fourth class / category D
fourth / four times / quartic
fourth quarter
forty / 40
Siping prefecture level city in Jilin province 吉林省 in northeast China
Thursday
Four Books, namely: the Great Learning 大學|大学, the Doctrine of the Mean 中庸, the Analects of Confucius 論語|论语, and Mencius 孟子
four-way / four-sided / in all directions / everywhere
fourth of May, cf 五四運動|五四运动, national renewal movement that started with 4th May 1919 protest against the Treaty of Versailles
quadrilateral
four sides
all over the place / everywhere and all directions
Shikoku (one of the four main islands of Japan)
Deng Xiaoping's four modernizations practiced from the 1980s (possibly planned together with Zhou Enlai), namely: modernization of industry, agriculture, national defense and science and technology / abbr. to 四化
fourth quarter (of financial year)
Sihui county level city in Zhaoqing 肇慶|肇庆, Guangdong
the four book depositories, namely: classics 經|经, history , philosophy , belle-lettres
all around
fourth-year university student
parallelogram
Sihui county level city in Zhaoqing 肇慶|肇庆, Guangdong
the four limbs of the body
HSK 6
the 24 solar terms, calculated from the position of the sun on the ecliptic, that divide the year into 24 equal periods
four-leaf clover
four-by-four (vehicle) / 4x4
the four social bonds: propriety, justice, integrity and honor / see 禮義廉恥|礼义廉耻 / the four directions / the four limbs (Chinese medicine) / four-dimensional
courtyard house with a fully enclosed courtyard (type of Chinese residence)
the top four
all sides
refers to Tiananmen incident of 4th June 1989
Four Comprehensives (political guidelines announced by President Xi Jinping, 2015)
the four heavenly kings (Sanskrit vajra) / the four guardians or warrior attendants of Buddha
tetracycline
Siping prefecture level city in Jilin province 吉林省 in northeast China
in all directions / all around / far and near
roads open in all directions (idiom); accessible from all sides
all year round
green bean / French bean / runner bean
the Four Classic Novels of Chinese literature, namely: A Dream of Red Mansions 紅樓夢|红楼梦, Romance of Three Kingdoms 三國演義|三国演义, Water Margin 水滸傳|水浒传, Journey to the West 西遊記|西游记
fourth of the five night watch periods 01:00-03:00 (old)
Siziwang banner or Dörvön-xüüxed khoshuu in Ulaanchab 烏蘭察布|乌兰察布, Inner Mongolia
"the four pests", i.e. rats, flies, mosquitoes, and sparrows / see also 打麻雀運動|打麻雀运动
polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), trademarked as Teflon
the four great Chinese inventions: paper, printing, magnetic compass and gunpowder
Siku Quanshu (collection of books compiled during Qing dynasty)
Sifangtai district of Shuangyashan city 雙鴨山|双鸭山, Heilongjiang
May Fourth Movement / Chinese national renewal movement that started with 4th May 1919 protest against the Treaty of Versailles
four-wheel drive
New Fourth army of Republic of China, set up in 1937 and controlled by the communists
all parts of the country
to round up to the nearest integer / to discard four, but treat five as whole (of decimal points)
the four seasons, namely: spring , summer , autumn and winter
Li Si, name for an unspecified person, second of a series of three: 張三|张三, 李四, 王五 Tom, Dick and Harry
quadriceps muscle group / thigh muscles
(TCM) the four methods of diagnosis, namely 望診|望诊 (observation), 聞診|闻诊 (auscultation and olfaction), 問診|问诊 (interrogation), 切診|切诊 (pulse feeling and palpation)
four corner code (input method for Chinese characters)
Sichuan International Studies University (SISU)
April
danger lurks on every side (idiom)
Four Treasures of the Study, namely 筆|笔, , 紙|纸 and 硯|砚 / the essentials of calligraphy and scholarship (idiom)
(of a perfume or a foul odor) permeating the whole place / (of grease etc) dripping everywhere / flowing all over the place
the Four Cardinal Principles enunciated by Deng Xiaoping 鄧小平|邓小平 in 1979: to uphold the socialist road, the dictatorship of the proletariat, the leadership of the CPC, and Maoism and Marxism-Leninism
the 64 hexagrams of the Book of Changes (I Ching or Yi Jing) 易經|易经
to regard the four corners of the world all as home (idiom) / to feel at home anywhere / to roam about unconstrained / to consider the entire country, or world, to be one's own
Four Asian Tigers / East Asian Tigers / Four Little Dragons (East Asian economic powers: Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong)
Sichuan Daily
(of droplets, sparks etc) to fly about in all directions / to splatter everywhere
to spring up everywhere / from all around
tetralogy
the Twenty-Four Histories (25 or 26 in modern editions), collection of books on Chinese dynastic history from 3000 BC till 17th century / fig. a long and complicated story
abbr. for 四個現代化|四个现代化, Deng Xiaoping's four modernizations
the four tones of Middle Chinese: level tone 平聲|平声, rising tone 上聲|上声, departing tone 去聲|去声 and entering tone 入聲|入声 / the four tones of Modern Standard Mandarin
four divisions (of the twenty-eight constellations 二十八宿 of the sky into groups of seven mansions), namely: Azure Dragon 青龍|青龙, White Tiger 白虎, Vermilion Bird 朱雀, Black Tortoise 玄武
everywhere
Four great beards of Beijing opera, namely: Ma Lianliang 馬連良|马连良, Tan Fuying 譚富英|谭富英, Yang Baosen 楊寶森|杨宝森, Xi Xiaobo 奚嘯伯|奚啸伯
to look around
the Four Cleanups Movement (1963-66) / abbr. for 四清運動|四清运动
fourth tone in Mandarin / falling tone
Four Generations Under One Roof, novel by Lao She 老舍
four generations under one roof (idiom)
the four masters of Yuan poetry, namely 虞集, 範梈|范梈, 楊載|杨载 and 揭傒斯
wheel alignment (automobile maintenance)
to coax and plead
lit. with only four bare walls for a home (idiom) / fig. very poor / wretched
Callisto (moon of Jupiter), aka Jupiter IV
Sichuan basin
fourth period / quaternary (geological period covering the recent ice ages over the last 180,000 years)
all split up and in pieces (idiom); disunity (in an organization) / complete lack of unity / to disintegrate / falling apart / to be at sixes and sevens
Gang of Four: Jiang Qing 江青, Zhang Chunqiao 張春橋, Yao Wenyuan 姚文元, Wang Hongwen 王洪文, who served as scapegoats for the excesses of the cultural revolution
four seasons like spring / favorable climate throughout the year
boxer shorts

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