Biao Mian 表面- Daily Mandarin Lesson

Meaning

    surface; face; outside; appearance

Pronunciation

    Tone marks: ► biǎo miàn
    Tone numbers: biao3 mian4

Chinese Characters

    Traditional: 表面
    Simplified: 表面

    First Character: 表 (biǎo) – surface; exterior; to watch; to show; express; an example; a list or table; a meter; a watch; chart; external
    Second Character: 面 (miàn) – fade; side; surface; aspect; top; face; flour; noodles

Examples of Biǎo Miàn
 
    ► Hěnduō shìqing bùnéng zhǐ kàn biǎomiàn.
    很多事情不能只看表面。
    很多事情不能只看表面。
    Many things cannot be judged by their appearance.

    ► Tā hěn huì zuò biǎomiàn gōngfu.
    他很會做表面功夫。
    他很会做表面功夫。
    He’s good at making himself look useful.


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