xì system; faculty

Different tone

西 xī (west) xī (sunset) xí (to practice) xǐ (box; bag) xǐ (to be fond of)

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Pronunciation

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Phrases

没关系 méi guān xì no problem
Chinese proverb

Proverb

Shaǒ jiàn duō guài [shao jian duo guai]
less look many odd
Things look strange to the unfamiliar
Unsettled by a new environment
Lucky Bats

Lucky Bats

Culture

Bats are commonly used in handicrafts, paintings and artwork to give a wish for good luck. This is because 'bat' and 'good luck' sound the same in Chinese.
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