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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
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
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)
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
the four book depositories, namely: classics 經|经, history , philosophy , belles-lettres
Sichuan Daily
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)
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)
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
(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
(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)
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
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
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
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
Four Asian Tigers / East Asian Tigers / Four Little Dragons (East Asian economic powers: Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong)
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
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.)
(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)
all around / on all sides / encircled
boxer shorts
lit. the four elements are vanity (idiom) / this world is an illusion
four-substance decoction (si wu tang), tonic formula used in Chinese medicine
quadriceps muscle group / thigh muscles
the four heavenly kings (Sanskrit vajra) / the four guardians or warrior attendants of Buddha
Siziwang banner or Dörvön-xüüxed khoshuu in Ulaanchab 烏蘭察布|乌兰察布, Inner Mongolia
sprawled out on one's back (idiom)
to spring up everywhere / from all around
quarterback (QB) (American football)
(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
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
one's four limbs / two arms and two legs
to disperse / to scatter in all directions
Sichuan basin
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
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
all the borders
lit. on all sides, the songs of Chu (idiom) / fig. surrounded by enemies, isolated and without help
lit. all four oceans are peaceful / worldwide peace (idiom)
the Four Noble Truths (Budd.), covered by the acronym 苦集滅道|苦集灭道: 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
Sixian dialect of Hakka Chinese
all men are brothers
square-jawed face
(bird species of China) Indian cuckoo (Cuculus micropterus)

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