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  *八* | 八* | *八
eight / 8
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the eight divinatory trigrams of the Book of Changes 易經|易经 / gossip / gossipy
eighty percent / most probably / most likely
eighty / 80
the character 8 or / birthdate characters used in fortune-telling
the eight precepts (Buddhism)
(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)
octopus
the eight points of the compass / all directions
Badaling, a particular section of the Great Wall that is a favorite tourist destination
anise / star anise / aniseed / octagonal / Fructus Anisi stellati
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
(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
octave
octagon
(fig.) a long time
octal
the Eight Immortals (Daoist mythology)
Eight-Nation Alliance, involved in a military intervention in northern China in 1900
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
old-fashioned square table to seat eight people
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)
quarterfinals
Mt Babao in Haidian district of Beijing
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
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
musical box
"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
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
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
pretty close / very near / about right
grade 8 worker (highest on the eight grade wage scale) / top-grade worker
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
pattern-syndrome identification based on the eight principles (TCM)
Barkhor, pilgrim circuit around Jokhang temple in Lhasa, Tibet
octavo
Badaojiang district in Baishan city 白山市, Jilin
palanquin with eight carriers / (fig.) lavish treatment
Bade or Pate city in Taoyuan county 桃園縣|桃园县, north Taiwan
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne 儒勒·凡爾納|儒勒·凡尔纳
Ba Fa Quan "Eight Methods" - Martial Art
octagon
baguazhang (a form of Chinese boxing)
eight-jewel elixir (TCM)
shape resembling the character or 8 / V-shape / splayed / figure of eight
eight-treasure decoction, tonic formula used in Chinese medicine
Baxoi county, Tibetan: Dpa' shod rdzong, in Chamdo prefecture 昌都地區|昌都地区, Tibet
eight grade wage scale (system)
(TCM) eight kinds of "head wind" (headache)
sworn brotherhood / intimate friendship
G8 (group of eight major industrialized nations)
Mt Babao Revolutionary Cemetery in Haidian district of Beijing
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
baguazhang (a form of Chinese boxing)
pug (breed of dog)
formal recommendation letter in eight columns
15th August / refers to Japanese surrender in WWII on 15th August 1945
bombardment of Kinmen by PRC forces that started August 23rd 1958, also called second Taiwan strait crisis
sloping eyebrows, formed like character for "eight"
mustache shaped like character
Eight Banners system, the military and social organization of the Manchus between c. 1500 and 1911
alangium
the eight influential points (acupuncture)
be smooth and slick (in establishing social relations)
octopus
quaver / eighth note
"eight wind points", name of a set of acupuncture points (EX-LE-10), four on each foot
erhua variant of 八哥
force 8 wind / fresh gale
Barkhor street, central business area and pilgrim circuit around Jokhang temple in Lhasa, Tibet / same as 八廓街
splayfoot
see 草海
Badaojiang district in Baishan city 白山市, Jilin
mustache shaped like character
octoploid
eight-jewel eye ointment (TCM)
lamprey (jawless proto-fish of family Petromyzontidae)
eight surges (a group of eight acupoints in Chinese acupuncture, namely PC-9, TB-1, HT-9 and LV-3, bilaterally)
"the Eight Great Eminent Officials" of the CCP, namely 鄧小平|邓小平, 陳雲|陈云, 李先念, 彭真, 楊尚昆|杨尚昆, 薄一波, 王震, and 宋任窮|宋任穷 / abbr. to 八老

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