tōng open

Different tone

tóng (same) tóng (boy servant)

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Pronunciation

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Cities

通辽 Tongliao, Inner Mongolia
南通 Nantong, Jiangsu
通化 Tonghua, Jilin

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
一窍不通 yī qiào bù tōng Incoherent action, not making any sense

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