八字 (ba zi): translation, meaning, pronunciation, examples

八字 (Chinese PinYin: [bā zì]; traditional Chinese: 八字) may mean: (1) noun. Four Pillars of Destiny (eight characters in four pairs), a Chinese conceptual term describing the four components that supposedly create a person’s destiny or fate; (2) noun. Chinese character eight; (3) eight character about one’s birth. Some common phrases and expressions are: 八字没见一撇 / 八字没一撇 / 八字没一撇 (things are not even beginning to take shape yet), 八字步 (a gait in Peking Opera with the toes pointing outwards), 八字胡 (handlebar mustache), 八字脚 (splay foot), 八字眉 (slanted eyebrow), 八字形 (figure eight; splayed), 八字窗 (splayed window), 八字帖 (eight-character paper exchanged at betrothal ceremonies in arranged marriages).

Collocation: 生辰八字 (The Four Pillars of Destiny),

Idioms: 八字打开 (come straight to the point),

Literally: 八 (eight) + 字 (character)

1. How to pronounce 八字?

Chinese Pinyin: [bā zì]

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2. Synonyms And Antonyms of 八字

Synonyms:生辰八字, 四柱命理,

Antonyms: N/A

3. What are the fixed expression, collocation and idioms that contains 八字

Fixed expression: 八字没见一撇 / 八字没一撇 / 八字没一撇 (things are not even beginning to take shape yet), 八字步 (a gait in Peking Opera with the toes pointing outwards), 八字胡 (handlebar mustache), 八字脚 (splay foot), 八字眉 (slanted eyebrow), 八字形 (figure eight; splayed), 八字窗 (splayed window), 八字帖 (eight-character paper exchanged at betrothal ceremonies in arranged marriages),

Collocation: 生辰八字 (The Four Pillars of Destiny),

Idioms: 八字打开 (come straight to the point),

Terminologies: N/A

4. How to use 八字 in a sentence?

Below are some example sentences and quotes containing 八字.

4.1 Monica, 八字都还没一撇呢

Translation: Monica, nothing has even happened yet.

4.2 我不知道莎丽有何打算。上次我们谈论的时候还八字没一撇呢。

Translation: I don’t know what Sally plans to do. Things were sort of up in the air the last time we talked.

4.3 可怜的比尔,他一年前就爱上了这个女孩,可现在还八字没一撇。

Translation: Poor Bill, he’s been in love with this girl for at least a year but he can’t get to first base with her.

4.4 八字是一个中国的概念,用来描述可能造成一个人命运的四个组成部分。

Translation: The Four Pillars of Destiny is a Chinese conceptual term describing the four components that supposedly create a person’s destiny or fate.

4.5 生辰八字直译就是生日的八字

Translation: The “four pillars” translates as “The Eight Characters of Birth Time”.

4.6 八字是中国算命的重要组成部分。

Translation: The Four Pillars of Destiny is an important component of Chinese fortune telling.

4.7 八字可以让你解开成功的密码

Translation: Four Pillars of Destiny discover your code to success.

4.8 八字是是中国古代占星术的一种形式。

Translation: Bazi, or Four Pillars of Destiny, is a form of ancient Chinese Astrology.

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