zhèn Wood

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zhèn

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zhēn (chaste) zhēn (really)

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Pronunciation

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gào to tell; to inform; to say

Made up of [ kǒu mouth radical 30]

Origin

Probably originally a muzzle for cows ('mouth' + 'cow') or may be a warning shout 'mouth' that a bull is charging
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Tiger bones

Sadly it is the lingering belief in traditional medicine that is endangering some species. Sea horses are one example, in medicine, they are meant to increase virility and cure kidney illness. The more famous example is tiger bone, and some people think it is also taken for virility while it is in fact it is mainly used for arthritis. The connection between tigers and strong bones is based on the myth that tigers have never be seen to limp.
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