kǎn Water

Sounds same

kǎn (open box) kǎn

Different tone

kān (to print) kàn (look)

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Singing Kites

The Chinese word for a kite is 风筝 fēngzheng which translates as 'wind instrument'. Zheng is a type of musical instrument, a kind of zither also known as guzheng. Kites often have bamboo strips attached to them so that they resonate in the wind. Chinese armies have used kites to generate unearthly whistles in the air to frighten their enemies.
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Chinese proverb


Yǎn gāo shǒu dī [yan gao shou di]
eye high hand low
Eyes look up but the hands go down
To have high ambitions but possess limited skills
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