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 Put in insufficient effort into solving a problem

Phrases

我们要两杯咖啡 wǒ ményào liǎng bēi kā fēi We want to cups of coffee
我们喝了四杯绿茶 wǒ ménhē lesì bēi lù chá We have drunk four cups of green tea

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