Common Chinese Words that are Often Confused

Common Chinese Words that are Often Confused

by Ping Makarsky

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Overview

Similarly to any language, there are many synonyms and near synonyms in Chinese. Synonyms are words that are same in meaning. Near synonyms are words that are close or similar in meaning but not the same meaning. Synonym and near synonym are different concepts. It is very important to get a clear understanding of this basic concept. Even if the two words are synonyms, in some sentences they are not interchangeable. There are many Chinese synonyms and near synonyms that, when translated into English, there are not much differences, but when they are used in Chinese sentences, the differences are obvious, and vice versa. Some Chinese synonyms and near synonyms are interchangeable while some are not. When they are not interchangeable, they are either not properly used according to codes of Chinese language or different in meaning from the original sentence. If you can master the most important and often misused Chinese synonym and near synonym you will be ahead of most Chinese learners.

This book explains about 200 commonly used Chinese words, including synonyms and near synonyms often misused. Each word was provided with detailed examples and explanations, including English translation for some examples. This book also includes lots of exercises and answers. Learners can master the difficult grammar point-Chinese synonyms and near synonyms in a short time, thus improving their Chinese ability. This book is suitable as a good reference or textbook for basic and middle level Chinese learners.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781495339547
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/20/2014
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Ping Makarsky is a mandarin Chinese teacher in Virginia. She was a professional book editor in Beijing, China for the past seven years and she is now enjoying her life as a Chinese language book author, mandarin Chinese teacher and website developer in the U.S.

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