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  *四* | 四* | *四
four / 4
HSK 1
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
Sichuan University
grade 4 / fourth class / category D
April / fourth month (of the lunar year)
forty / 40
fourth / four times / quartic
Siping prefecture level city in Jilin province 吉林省 in northeast China
four-way / four-sided / in all directions / everywhere
quadrilateral
four sides
all over the place / everywhere and all directions
Sihui county level city in Zhaoqing 肇慶|肇庆, Guangdong
all around
the four limbs of the body
HSK 6
four-leaf clover
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)
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
the top four
all sides
Four Comprehensives (political guidelines announced by President Xi Jinping, 2015)
the four heavenly kings (Sanskrit vajra) / the four guardians or warrior attendants of Buddha
Siping prefecture level city in Jilin province 吉林省 in northeast China
Shikoku (one of the four main islands of Japan)
in all directions / all around / far and near
roads open in all directions (idiom); accessible from all sides
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
"the four pests", i.e. rats, flies, mosquitoes, and sparrows / see also 打麻雀運動|打麻雀运动
the four great Chinese inventions: paper, printing, magnetic compass and gunpowder
Siku Quanshu (collection of books compiled during Qing dynasty)
the four book depositories, namely: classics 經|经, history , philosophy , belle-lettres
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
Sihui county level city in Zhaoqing 肇慶|肇庆, Guangdong
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
four-by-four (vehicle) / 4x4
(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
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
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
to spring up everywhere / from all around
tetralogy
abbr. for 四個現代化|四个现代化, Deng Xiaoping's four modernizations
four-wheel drive
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
tetracycline
the Four Cleanups Movement (1963-66) / abbr. for 四清運動|四清运动
Four Generations Under One Roof, novel by Lao She 老舍
four generations under one roof (idiom)
wheel alignment (automobile maintenance)
Sichuan basin
fourth of the five night watch periods 01:00-03:00 (old)
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
tetrahedron
quarterback (QB) (American football)
to disperse / to scatter in all directions
former Siping prefecture, Jilin
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
a slow march
four-substance decoction (si wu tang), tonic formula used in Chinese medicine
lit. on all sides, the songs of Chu (idiom) / fig. surrounded by enemies, isolated and without help
Siziwang banner or Dörvön-xüüxed khoshuu in Ulaanchab 烏蘭察布|乌兰察布, Inner Mongolia
Sifang district of Qingdao city 青島市|青岛市, Shandong
carbon tetrachloride
tetrachloroethylene
the four legendary beauties of ancient China, namely: Xishi 西施, Wang Zhaojun 王昭君, Diaochan 貂蟬|貂蝉 and Yang Yuhuan 楊玉環|杨玉环
Siziwang banner or Dörvön-xüüxed khoshuu in Ulaanchab 烏蘭察布|乌兰察布, Inner Mongolia
to look around
Sifangtai district of Shuangyashan city 雙鴨山|双鸭山, Heilongjiang
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
semifinals
four legs facing the sky (idiom); flat on one's back
all around / on all sides / encircled
lit. the four elements are vanity (idiom) / this world is an illusion
four-dimensional space (math.)
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 and Gobharana 竺法蘭 (Dharmaraksha)
one's nearest neighbors
the Four Noble Truths (Budd.), covered by the acronym 苦集滅道: all life is suffering , the cause of suffering is desire , emancipation comes only by eliminating passions 滅|灭, the way to emancipation is the Eight-fold Noble Way 八正道
suburb / outskirts (of town)
everything steady and stable (idiom); overcautious and unimaginary
Si or Ssuhu township in Yunlin county 雲林縣|云林县, Taiwan
one's four limbs / two arms and two legs
(archaic) the four rivers (Yangtze 長江|长江, Yellow 黃河|黄河, Huai 淮河, Ji 濟水|济水) / (TCM) acupuncture point SJ-9

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