shēng produce; bear

Note

A simplified picture of a plant growing out of the ground

Sounds same

shēng

Different tone

shèng (holy)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 生
Stroke order for character 生, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

出生入死 chū shēng rù sǐ Willing to risk one's life. Offer loyalty
初生之犊不怕虎 chū shēng zhī dú bù pà hǔ Innocent of the dangers involved
节外生枝 jié wài shēng zhī New problems pop up unexpectedly
乐极生悲 lè jí shēng bēi All good things must come to an end
生活有爱幸福,为爱生活愚蠢 shēng huó yǒu ài xìngfú, wèi ài shēng huó yú chǔn Love is not the most important thing
生米煮成熟饭 shēng mǐ zhǔ chéng shú fàn What has been done can not be done again. Actions have already been taken that can not be reversed

Phrases

先生 xiān shēng Mr.
The Emperor's Canal

The Emperor's Canal

China

The Grand or Emperor's canal is the longest canal system in the world. It links Hangzhou in the south to Beijing in the north - over 1,100 miles. Designed to carry huge amounts of rice from the rich lands of the south to the arid north it proved to be China's life line for over a thousand years. The canal enabled China a transportation system free from the threats of storms and pirates.

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