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
Fri 2nd Dec 2016

Titanic recreation

The foundations of a new major tourist attraction have been laid of an ambitious $1 billion project. The new Titanic is located far inland - on the Qijiang River, Sichuan. The builders are planning to honor the blockbuster film 'Titanic' rather than the original doomed maiden voyage of 1912. Some of the key rooms and cabins will be faithfully recreated but not all of them. It is due to be open for visitors by the end of 2017.

titanic
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shǎng to hand down

Made up of [ shàng still; yet; to value, bèi shell; precious; cowrie shell radical 154]

Origin

The 'shang' element gives phonetic, 'bei' for valuables gives the menaing
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