ǎo jacket

Made up of [ clothes radical 145, tiān sky; day ]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The radical indicates it is to do with clothing, the new form simplifies the original phonetic part to 'heaven'

Related characters


Using : fú (blessing) chū (at first)
Using tiān : xiào (smile)

Different tone

ào (bay)

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Pronunciation

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Tue 28th Mar

Marrying the estate agent

China has for for many years had strict residence laws. If you want to live in the big cities you have to apply for a permit. An enterprising Shanghai property agent has made use of a loophole that is surely soon to be closed. You can get a residency permit if you marry someone with a permit and then get divorced. A man, we only know by family name Wang, has used this trick four times to sell property to women who would not otherwise be allowed to stay in the city. The woman were willing to pay about $9,000 for the residence permit.


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A fine Chinese meal is a carefully balanced mixtures of flavors, textures, colors and food types. Although Western fast food has made major inroads in the cities there is still a great appreciation as food as one of the finer pleasures in life. Etiquette at formal banquets is important for visitors to understand before visiting China. Each region in China has its own variations with regional specialities, the cuisine in Guangdong is very different from that of Gansu.
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