bēi cup

Different tone

běi (north) bèi (shell)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

杯水车薪 bēi shuǐ chē xīn Not putting in enough effort to solve a problem

Phrases

我们要两杯咖啡 wǒ mén yào liǎng bēi kā fēi We want to cups of coffee
我们喝了四杯绿茶 wǒ mén hē le sì bēi lù chá We have drunk four cups of green tea
Chinese Chess

Chinese Chess

Culture

Like most other things the Chinese invented their own version of the chess board game. There are strong reasons to suppose that the Chinese game Xiangqi or 'elephant game' is closer to the original form. The absence of a 'queen' piece and the strange rules for 'cannons' make this just as challenging a game as the version played in the West.
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