tái typhoon; platform

Different tone

tài (too) tài

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Pronunciation

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Cities

邢台 Xingtai, Hebei
七台河 Qitaihe, Heilongjiang
台山 Taishan, Guangdong
烟台 Yantai, Shandong
台州 Taizhou, Zhejiang

Also

台湾 Táiwān Taiwan
台北市 Táiběi Shì Taipei
Lucky Bats

Lucky Bats

Culture

Bats are commonly used in handicrafts, paintings and artwork to give a wish for good luck. This is because 'bat' and 'good luck' sound the same in Chinese.
Chinese proverb

Proverb

偷梁换柱
Tōu liáng huàn zhù [tou liang huan zhu]
steal girder change post
Steal beams and replace them with poles
To carry out a crafty deception
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