shén god

Sounds same

shén (what)

Different tone

shēn (body) shēn (to extend)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

八仙过海,各显神通 bā xiān guò hǎi, gè xiǎn shén tōng Everyone has their own special skills to contribute
心旷神怡,事事顺利 xīn kuàng shén yí, shì shì shùn lì Feeling happy and relaxed
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