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
Dragons, master of rain and water

Dragons, master of rain and water

Culture

The Chinese dragon is no fire-breathing monster, in China they are regarded as powerful but benevolent. As dragons are masters of rain, water and sea they need to be brought on your side if you want a good harvest, and so they need suitable offerings. The Dragon boat festival held near midsummer is when everyone used to seek to placate the dragon kings.
Chinese proverb

Proverb

使舵
Kàn fēng shǐ duò [kan feng shi duo]
look wind steer rudder
Steer the boat wherever the winds lead
Not sticking to the big plan. A fickle mind
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