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
Chinese proverb

Proverb

司空
Sī kōng jiàn guàn [si kong jian guan]
Sikong see usual
Sikong is the title of a minister in China who said that entertainers were a common sight at feasts.
An everyday occurrence; nothing out of the ordinary
The Chinese Stars

The Chinese Stars

Culture

The Chinese system of astronomical observation is as ancient and distinctly different that as that developed in Europe and the Middle East. More emphasis was put on the moon than the sun and stars were arranged into groups according to a view of the Imperial system.
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