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Translingual[edit]

simpl. and trad.
Stroke order
八-bw.png
Stroke order
八-order.gif

Etymology[edit]

八 is two bent lines that signal divide. Eight is the single-digit number that can be divided by two the greatest number of times.

八 八 八 八
Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han character[edit]

(radical 12 +0, 2 strokes, cangjie input 竹人 (HO), four-corner 80000)

  1. eight
  2. all around, all sides
  3. KangXi radical

Usage notes[edit]

Minor strokes in the shape of ハ/八, as in the top of , can be referred to 八. These are very frequently simplified to . Contrast /, and different forms of /. 掏出來八日。

Descendants[edit]

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Cantonese[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Etymology[edit]

From Old Chinese *pret, from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *b-ryat (compare Classical Tibetan brgyad)

Hanzi[edit]

(Jyutping baat3, Yale baat3)


Hakka[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(POJ pat, Guangdong pat7, Hagfa Pinyim bad5)

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Japanese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Number[edit]

Japanese cardinal numbers
 <  7 8 9  > 
    Cardinal :

(はち, hachi)

  1. eight, 8

Noun[edit]

(hiragana はち, romaji hachi)

  1. eight
  2. an abbreviation for 八の
  3. an abbreviation for 八兵衛

Etymology 2[edit]

The ablaut form of (yo, four), which it doubles.

Noun[edit]

(hiragana , romaji ya)

  1. eight
Related terms[edit]

Kanji[edit]

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

Readings[edit]
Compounds[edit]

Korean[edit]

Hanja[edit]

(pal)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul):  (revised: pal, McCune-Reischauer: p'al, Yale: phal)
  • Name (hangeul): 여덟 (revised: yeodeolp, McCune-Reischauer: yŏdŏl, Yale: yetelp)
  1. eight

Numeral[edit]

(pal) (hangeul )

  1. (cardinal) eight

Mandarin[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin
Zhuyin ㄅㄚ
IPA (key) /pa̠⁵⁵/
Audio
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Numeral[edit]

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin )

  1. (cardinal)eight

Compounds[edit]


Min Nan[edit]

simpl. and trad.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(traditional and simplified, POJ poeh, peh or pat)

  1. eight

Usage notes[edit]

  • peh/poeh is used when referring to amounts, whereas pat is used for years and telephone numbers, bank account numbers etc.

Verb[edit]

(traditional and simplified, POJ pat or bat)

  1. to know somebody; to recognize
  2. to be familiar with

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2000, 台灣話大詞典 (Tâi-ôan-ōe tōa-sû-tián), ISBN 9573240785:

Vietnamese[edit]

Han character[edit]

(bát, bắt)

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Wu[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Latin Alphabet: buh

Zhuyin Fuhao: ㄅuh