Meaning and pronunciation of 八

Simplified/traditional character


  • eight
  • 8

HSK levels


  • (bā): eight / separate

Characters with the same pronunciation

  • : denote a sound or sharp noise (gunfire etc);
  • : to long for; to wish; to cling to; to stick to; sth that sticks; close to; next to; spread open; informal abbr. for bus 巴士[ba1 shi4]; bar (unit of pressure); nominalizing suffix on certain nouns, such as 尾巴[wei3 ba5], tail;
  • : to hold on to; to cling to; to dig up; to rake; to push aside; to climb; to pull out; to strip off;
  • : scar; scab;

Sentences examples with 八

  • 我读了八本书。
    Wǒ dúle bā běn shū.
  • 他儿子今年八岁了。
    Tā érzi jīnnián bā suìle.
  • 我八点回家。
    Wǒ bā diǎn huí jiā.
  • 今天是八月九日。
    Jīntiān shì bā yuè jiǔ rì.
  • 我们八点去上学。
    Wǒmen bā diǎn qù shàngxué.

Words containing 八, by HSK level

HSK 1 vocabulary list

  • (): eight; 8