wān bowl

Different tone

wán (toy) wǎn (evening) wàn (ten thousand)

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Pronunciation

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Phrases

还要两碗米饭 hái yào liǎng wān mǐ fàn Also want two bowls of rice

Earliest printed book

One of the most important inventions that China can lay claim to is printing. The oldest printed book is the Diamond Sutra, printed in 868CE and now held at the British Library, London. It is a large book of Buddhist scripture. It was produced from hand produced wooden blocks that were inked to produce copies on paper.
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