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

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