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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十八 [ shí ]: eighteen; 18
八十 [ shí ]: eighty; 80
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)
八月 [ yuè ]: August; eighth month (of the lunar year)
二十八 [ èr shí ]: twenty eight; 28
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