lín forest; woods

Sounds same

lín lín (neighbor)

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Provinces

吉林 Jilin

Cities

桂林 Guilin, Guangxi
吉林市 Jilin City, Jilin
榆林 Yulin, Shaanxi

People

林森 Lin Sen

Proverbs

笨鸟先飞早入林 bèn niǎo xiān fēi zǎo rù lín It is important to be early to achieve success
独木不成林,单弦不成音 dú mù bù chéng lín, dān xián bù chéng yīn Many things require people to work together to achieve an end
焚林而畋,竭泽而渔 fén lín ěr tián, jié zé ěr yú Ignore the obvious consequences

Phrases

你好老林 nǐ hǎolǎo lín Hello Mr. Lin
Chinese Chess

Chinese Chess

Culture

Like most other things the Chinese invented their own version of the chess board game. There are strong reasons to suppose that the Chinese game Xiangqi or 'elephant game' is closer to the original form. The absence of a 'queen' piece and the strange rules for 'cannons' make this just as challenging a game as the version played in the West.
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