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 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?

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