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)
八字 [ ]: the character 8 or ; birthdate characters used in fortune-telling
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