běi north

Different tone

bēi (cup) bèi (shell)

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Pronunciation

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Provinces

北京 Beijing
河北 Hebei
湖北 Hubei

Cities

淮北 Huaibei, Anhui
北京 Beijing City, Beijing
北海 Beihai, Guangxi
北安 Bei'an, Heilongjiang

Proverbs

天南地北 tiān nán dì běi Places or opinions that are very far apart

Also

台北市 Táiběi Shì Taipei

shēng produce; bear

Origin

A simplified picture of a plant growing out of the ground
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