píng bottle; vase

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píng (flat)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

守口如瓶 shǒu kǒu rú píng To avoid giving the game away; to not breathe a word

Phrases

我要一瓶青岛啤酒 wǒ yào yī píng qīng dǎopí jiǔ I want a bottle of Qingdao beer
你要多少瓶葡萄酒 nǐ yào duō shǎo píng pú táo jiǔ You want how many bottles of wine?

Also

píng vase
Thu 22nd Dec 2016

Smog forcing city re-design

As a considerable proportion of China is swathed in toxic smog planners are considering how to combat the problem. One proposed solution is to move people and businesses away from the suburbs of Beijing into outlying districts. The move would give people shorter commutes and lower the density of people in polluted areas. In the last 18 years energy consumption has doubled and the number of cars tripled (Oh for the Halcyon days of bicycles)! The long term plan is for Beijing's population to be capped at 23 million.


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