píng bottle; vase

Sounds same

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 dǎo pí 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
Wed 10th Jan

The long cold trek to school

A distressing story of harsh life in the provinces has moved many hearts on Chinese social media.

Wang Fuman walked the 3 miles to school in the freezing cold dressed only in thin clothes. He is one of the millions of 'left-behind' children who live in villages. Both his parents have moved away to work in the cities and so he is looked after by an older sister and his grandmother. Cold weather in Yunnan province can be fierce but is not as common as elsewhere in China.


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