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

Proverbs

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

Also

台北市 Táiběi Shì Taipei
Wed 15th Feb

Honest students can still be found

All too often the news is full of stories of shady dealing in China, so it was refreshing to learn that honesty can still be found and that it is appreciated. A 17 year old student accidentally scratched the side of a car and damaged a wing mirror. Instead of disappearing at a rate of knots, he chose to write a letter of apology and enclosed all the loose change he had. When the driver returned to discover the damage he called the police. However, after reading the note and seeing the small change he decided that honesty should be rewarded and the driver plans to give the student money towards completing his studies.


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