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
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