lí Fire

Sounds same

Different tone

lǐ (inside) lǐ (ceremony) lǐ (texture) lǐ (plum) lì (strength) lì (stand) lì (sharp) lì (strict) lì (beautiful) lì (to experience)

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Pronunciation

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Proverbs

调虎离山 diào hǔ lí shān Lure an enemy out of its home territory in order to attack it
离乡背井 lí xiāng bèi jǐng To leave home
妻离子散 qī lí zǐ sàn A broken family
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