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biao

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Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.
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See also biāo, biǎo, and biào

Mandarin

Noun

biao (Pinyin biǎo, traditional and simplified )

  1. table; form; list
  2. meter
  3. watch

Pinyin syllable

biao

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of three tones, biāo, biǎo, or biào.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

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