piào ticket



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Pronunciation

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Phrases

我有六张红票 wǒ yǒu liù zhāng hóng piào I have six red tickets
他买了三张票 tā mǎi lesān zhāng piào He bought three tickets
这是我的张票 zhè shì wǒ dezhāng piào This is my ticket
你好我要买一张票 nǐ hǎowǒ yào mǎi yī zhāng piào Hello, I want to buy a ticket
等一等有票 děng yī děngyǒu piào Please wait... Yes I have a ticket

Bolts

A bolt can mean several things, one of the more obscure is as a measure of length of cloth. A bolt of silk was used as a trading currency for many centuries. Barbarian neighbors were often paid off by being given thousands of bolts of silk. It is roughly 15 to 25 yards of cloth, the measurement varied over time and the measure is still in use. In China it is known as 匹 or 疋 and is now set to be equal to four zhang.
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Luding bridge

The taking of the Luding bridge on May 25th 1935 was portrayed as the most heroic event of the Communist Long March under Mao Zedong through Western China. The propaganda of the 1950s and 60s showed dozens of fearless troops grasping the chains above the surging Li river uner machine gun fire. The Communist Army was trapped on one bank of the river and faced annihilation if they stayed put. However the event was probably not as dramatic as it was portrayed, the resistance on the other bank of the river seems to have been fairly minimal.
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