xīng star

Sounds same

xīng (prosper)

Different tone

xíng (permitted) xìng (surname) xìng (fortunate)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

星星之火可以燎原 xīng xīng zhī huǒ kě yǐ liáo yuán Need for great care and meticulous planning

Phrases

一个星期 yī gè xīng qī one week
下个星期 xià gè xīng qī next week
上个星期 shàng gè xīng qī last week
星期 xīng qī weekday

Also

寿星 shòu xīng longevity

The illustrious Ming

It was during the Ming dynasty that China achieved many accomplishments: a vast fleet sailed the seas and made many dicoveries.; an encylopedia of the accumulated knowledge was distilled into 11,000 chapers; trade with America brought in new vegetables and cotton that were widely grown.
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