pú grape

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pǔ (general) pù (store)

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Phrases

葡萄酒 pú táo jiǔ wine

Tiger bones

Sadly it is the lingering belief in traditional medicine that is endangering some species. Sea horses are one example, in medicine, they are meant to increase virility and cure kidney illness. The more famous example is tiger bone, and some people think it is also taken for virility while it is in fact it is mainly used for arthritis. The connection between tigers and strong bones is based on the myth that tigers have never be seen to limp.
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Chinese proverb

Proverb

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Léi shēng dà, diǎn xiǎo [lei sheng da, yu dian xiao]
thunder sound big, rain drop small
Thunder is loud but little rain falls
Overly portentous. Reality did not match expectation
Empty vessels make the most noise
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