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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
four seasons, namely: spring , summer , autumn and winter
grade 4 / fourth class / category D
Sichuan province (Szechuan) in southwest China, abbr. or , capital Chengdu 成都
four sides
fourteen / 14
April / fourth month (of the lunar year)
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)
fourth / four times / quartic
fourth quarter
forty / 40
fourth-year university student
all over the place / everywhere and all directions
the four seasons, namely: spring , summer , autumn and winter
four-way / four-sided / in all directions / everywhere
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
Siping prefecture level city in Jilin province 吉林省 in northeast China
Sihui county level city in Zhaoqing 肇慶|肇庆, Guangdong
all parts of the country
Sichuan University
the 24 solar terms, calculated from the position of the sun on the ecliptic, that divide the year into 24 equal periods
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 around
polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), trademarked as Teflon
the top four
(math.) to round up or down / to round off
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
four-leaf clover
courtyard house with a fully enclosed courtyard (type of Chinese residence)
May Fourth Movement / Chinese national renewal movement that started with 4th May 1919 protest against the Treaty of Versailles
green bean / French bean / runner bean
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
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)
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
Siping prefecture level city in Jilin province 吉林省 in northeast China
Siku Quanshu (collection of books compiled during Qing dynasty)
four corner code (input method for Chinese characters)
all sides
New Fourth army of Republic of China, set up in 1937 and controlled by the communists
all around / on all sides / encircled
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
Shikoku (one of the four main islands of Japan)
the four book depositories, namely: classics 經|经, history , philosophy , belles-lettres
in all directions / all around / far and near
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
(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)
roads open in all directions (idiom); accessible from all sides
four-by-four (vehicle) / 4x4
all year round
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
fourth period / quaternary (geological period covering the recent ice ages over the last 180,000 years)
Sichuan International Studies University (SISU)
boxer shorts
quadriceps muscle group / thigh muscles
abbr. for 四個現代化|四个现代化, Deng Xiaoping's four modernizations
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 Cleanups Movement (1963-66) / abbr. for 四清運動|四清运动
The Sutra in Forty-two Sections Spoken by the Buddha, the first Chinese Buddhist text, translated in 67 by Kasyapa-Matanga 迦葉摩騰|迦叶摩腾 and Gobharana 竺法蘭|竺法兰 (Dharmaraksha)
(of a perfume or a foul odor) permeating the whole place / (of grease etc) dripping everywhere / flowing all over the place
(of droplets, sparks etc) to fly about in all directions / to splatter everywhere
Four Asian Tigers / East Asian Tigers / Four Little Dragons (East Asian economic powers: Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong)
the four great Chinese inventions: paper, printing, magnetic compass and gunpowder
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
to spring up everywhere / from all around
to be pushing 40
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
to look around
Sichuan Daily
Sihui county level city in Zhaoqing 肇慶|肇庆, Guangdong
Four Comprehensives (political guidelines announced by President Xi Jinping, 2015)
carbon tetrachloride
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
"the four pests", i.e. rats, flies, mosquitoes, and sparrows / see also 打麻雀運動|打麻雀运动
lit. the four elements are vanity (idiom) / this world is an illusion
one's four limbs / two arms and two legs
to spread rumors / to gossip
four proverbial names / Tom, Dick and Harry
to aspire to travel far and make one's mark (idiom)
to look around
the four heavenly kings (Sanskrit vajra) / the four guardians or warrior attendants of Buddha
refers to Tiananmen incident of 4th June 1989
lit. four ounces can move a thousand catties (idiom) / fig. to achieve much with little effort
Siziwang banner or Dörvön-xüüxed khoshuu in Ulaanchab 烏蘭察布|乌兰察布, Inner Mongolia
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
Sichuan basin
wheel alignment (automobile maintenance)
Callisto (moon of Jupiter), aka Jupiter IV
to make a remark that startles everyone present (idiom) / (of a remark) startling

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