jiǎo horn; corner

Sounds same

jiǎo (dumpling)

Different tone

jiāo (to teach) jiāo (to hand over) jiāo (suburbs) jiāo (to glue) jiào (called) jiào (religion) jiào (comparatively)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 角
Stroke order for character 角, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

凤毛麟角 fèng máo lín jiǎo Seeking the unobtainable

Mandarin Chinese: The Rough Guide Phrasebook

book cover A well organised and useful phrasebook. Very useful for a business traveler or tourist. It has a dictionary of words and phrases with Chinese mandarin and characters as well as a shorter pinyin to English guide. This is followed by dialogue suggestions for common encounters: shopping, traveling and dining.
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Kites

Kites

Culture

Along with many other things the Chinese lay claim to the invention of the kite. Kite flying remains very popular in China and many can be seen flying in public parks. In the past they have been used for military purposes but fishing is probably the most ancient use.
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