tóng same

Sounds same

tóng (boy servant)

Different tone

tōng (open)

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Pronunciation

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

Cities

大同 Datong, Shanxi

Proverbs

风雨同舟 fēng yǔ tóng zhōu Facing troubles together
同病相怜 tóng bìng xiāng lián People suffering the same misfortune sympathize with each other
同床异梦 tóng chuáng yì mèng Not everyone thinks the same
一龙生九种,种种不同 yī lóng shēng jiǔ zhǒng, zhǒng zhǒng bù tóng Brothers and sisters may not resemble each other
一视同仁 yī shì tóng rén Treat all people the same

Phrases

同志 tóng zhì comrade
Toad

Toad

Culture

Frogs and toads are valued in China because they keep down insect pests on crops. In some regions their name is similar to qián ?money, coin? and this has given them an assoication with good fortune and luck.
Treaty Ports in China

Treaty Ports in China

History

All about the exploitation of China by foreign powers from the Ming dynasty to the foundation of the PRC in 1949. The establishment of foreign enclaves within most Chinese cities one hundred years ago led to many frictions with the foreign powers, particularly Britain. The treaty port system forcibly opened up cities to foreign trade in lat Qing dyansty China.
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