biǎo miàn
n. surface, facade, exterior; superficiality, appearance
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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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zhè ge huā píng biǎo miàn yǒu ge xiǎo dòng .
phr. There is a hole on the surface of the vase.
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tā biǎo miàn shang kàn qǐ lái gāo xìng , dàn xīn lǐ biē le yí dù zi qì .
phr. Underneath his apparent happiness were repressed grievances.
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zhè liǎng gè biǎo miàn nián zhe , wǒ men wú fǎ jiāng tā men fēn kāi
phr. The two surfaces stick together; we can't separate them.
biǎo miàn shàng
phr. on the surface, seemingly, outwardly
biǎo miàn wén zhāng
nphr. specious writing, pretence, surface formality