The Chinese word 八 means the number eight. It is one of the most important numbers in Chinese culture, representing good fortune and prosperity. The pronunciation of 八 is similar to the word 发, which means wealth or fortune. Therefore, the number eight is often considered lucky and is commonly used in Chinese culture for important events such as weddings, business deals, and even phone numbers. In addition, the number eight is also associated with balance and harmony due to its symmetrical shape.
|我们八点钟见面||wǒmen bā diǎn zhōng jiànmiàn||We’ll meet at eight o’clock|
|这个数字是八||zhège shùzì shì bā||This number is eight|
|我买了八个苹果||wǒ mǎi le bā gè píngguǒ||I bought eight apples|
|我们班有八十个学生||wǒmen bān yǒu bāshí gè xuéshēng||There are eighty students in our class|
|八九不离十||bā jiǔ bù lí shí||Close enough|
|他八岁的时候学会了弹钢琴||tā bā suì de shíhòu xuéhuì le tán gāngqín||He learned to play the piano when he was eight years old|
|我们要把这个问题分成八个部分||wǒmen yào bǎ zhège wèntí fēn chéng bā gè bùfèn||We need to divide this problem into eight parts|
|这个房子有八个房间||zhège fángzi yǒu bā gè fángjiān||This house has eight rooms|
八 is part of HSK Level 1 in both HSK 2.0 and HSK 3.0.