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  *四* | 四* | *四
four / 4
the four limbs of the body
Sichuan province (Szechuan) in southwest China, abbr. or , capital Chengdu 成都
April / fourth month (of the lunar year)
four-wheel drive
fourteen / 14
Sichuan province (Szechuan) in southwest China, abbr. or , capital Chengdu 成都
grade 4 / fourth class / category D
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)
Siping, prefecture-level city in Jilin province 吉林省 in northeast China
the 24 solar terms, calculated from the position of the sun on the ecliptic, that divide the year into 24 equal periods
all over the place / everywhere and all directions
four seasons, namely: spring , summer , autumn and winter
four sides
forty / 40
courtyard house with a fully enclosed courtyard (type of Chinese residence)
fourth quarter (of financial year)
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
four-leaf clover
Siku Quanshu (collection of books compiled during Qing dynasty)
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
Sichuan University
Sichuan Daily
May Fourth Movement / Chinese national renewal movement that started with 4th May 1919 protest against the Treaty of Versailles
the top four
all around
four corner code (input method for Chinese characters)
in all directions / all around / far and near
four-way / four-sided / in all directions / everywhere
Siping, prefecture-level city in Jilin province 吉林省 in northeast China
the four seasons, namely: spring , summer , autumn and winter
the four basic operations of arithmetic (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)
the four book depositories, namely: classics 經|经, history , philosophy , belles-lettres
all parts of the country
Sihui, county-level city in Zhaoqing 肇慶|肇庆, Guangdong
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
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 CCP, and Maoism and Marxism-Leninism
roads open in all directions (idiom); accessible from all sides
Sichuan International Studies University (SISU)
polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), trademarked as Teflon
fourth-year university student
danger lurks on every side (idiom)
Shikoku (one of the four main islands of Japan)
abbr. for 四個現代化|四个现代化, Deng Xiaoping's four modernizations
New Fourth army of Republic of China, set up in 1937 and controlled by the communists
refers to Tiananmen incident of 4th June 1989
fourth period / quaternary (geological period covering the recent ice ages over the last 180,000 years)
(of droplets, sparks etc) to fly about in all directions / to splatter everywhere
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
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
green bean / French bean / runner bean
to look around
(math.) to round up or down / to round off
Four Generations Under One Roof, novel by Lao She 老舍
four generations under one roof (idiom)
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
all sides
the Four Cleanups Movement (1963-66) / abbr. for 四清運動|四清运动
common name for 麋鹿, Père David's deer (Elaphurus davidianus), which is said to resemble an amalgam of animals such as a cow, deer, donkey and horse / an odd mixture of disparate elements / hodgepodge / farrago
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
the four great Chinese inventions: paper, printing, magnetic compass and gunpowder
all year round
to make thoughtless remarks (idiom) / to criticize / gossip
Sifangtai district of Shuangyashan city 雙鴨山|双鸭山, Heilongjiang
lit. four ounces can move a thousand catties (idiom) / fig. to achieve much with little effort
lit. with only four bare walls for a home (idiom) / fig. very poor / wretched
wheel alignment (automobile maintenance)
Four Comprehensives (political guidelines announced by President Xi Jinping, 2015)
"the four pests", i.e. rats, flies, mosquitoes, and sparrows / see also 打麻雀運動|打麻雀运动
to become known far and wide (idiom) / famous
May Fourth Movement / Chinese national renewal movement that started with 4th May 1919 protest against the Treaty of Versailles
carbon tetrachloride
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
everything steady and stable (idiom); overcautious and unimaginary
Confucian moral injunctions for women, namely: obey in turn three men father, husband and son, plus the four virtues of morality , physical charm , propriety in speech and efficiency in needlework
Four Asian Tigers / East Asian Tigers / Four Little Dragons (East Asian economic powers: Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong)
forgetful / empty-headed
to make a remark that startles everyone present (idiom) / (of a remark) startling
Gang of Four: Jiang Qing 江青, Zhang Chunqiao 張春橋|张春桥, Yao Wenyuan 姚文元, Wang Hongwen 王洪文, who served as scapegoats for the excesses of the cultural revolution
Sifangtai district of Shuangyashan city 雙鴨山|双鸭山, Heilongjiang
four legs facing the sky (idiom); flat on one's back
to be picky / to be choosy
12th April / refers to Chiang Kai-shek's coup of 12th April 1927 against the communists in Shanghai
The Sutra in Forty-two Sections Spoken by the Buddha, the first Chinese Buddhist text, translated in 67 AD by Kasyapa-Matanga 迦葉摩騰|迦叶摩腾 and Gobharana 竺法蘭|竺法兰 (Dharmaraksha)
four divinities / four divine emperors / four mythical creatures symbolic of prosperity and longevity, namely the phoenix 鳳|凤, turtle 龜|龟, dragon 龍|龙 and Chinese unicorn 麒麟 / also 四象, the four division of the sky
one's nearest neighbors
four-dimensional space (math.)
confused / disorderly / incoherent
(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)
fire beacons on all sides (idiom); enveloped in the flames of war

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