hú lake

Different tone

hū (at) hū (tiger) hǔ (tiger) hù (door) hù (door)

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湖北 Hubei
湖南 Hunan


芜湖 Wuhu, Anhui
湖州 Huzhou, Zhejiang

Chinese Cuisine

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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Good fortune

Good fortune


You will often see the character for good fortune on decorations and gifts. 'Fu' is also associated with bats and oranges and this needs a little explanation...
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