Meaning of 八

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English Definition: eight; 8
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 2; Radical: ; Structure: 八 + *
Ideographic: Two bent lines meaning "to divide"
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八路军 jūn Eighth Route Army, the larger of the two major Chinese communist forces fighting the Japanese in the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945)
四面八方 miàn fāng in all directions; all around; far and near
八字 the character 8 or ; birthdate characters used in fortune-telling
乱七八糟 luàn zāo everything in disorder (idiom); in a hideous mess; at sixes and sevens
五花八门 huā mén myriad; all kinds of; all sorts of
More: 八* | *八 | *八*
Example Sentences
I tried to do that every day of my eight years in office.
When they eat out, they always go to this seafood place before six when they can have early bird special dinner for eight dollars.
She is likewise my woman, I am also what she eight lift huge Jiao to heave into a mansion, you BE?
That was eight years ago. It was an unnerving experience.
They say there is an old man who sells the beads you wanted from the front of his hut, and eight miles of white sand.