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
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