The verbs 为难 and 难为
Both of these verbs have a similar meaning “to cause difficulties”.
The verb 舍不得
Expressing "to hope" with 指望 and 盼望
Both verbs have the same meaning “to hope”, but they are used differently.
The difference between 忽略, 忽视 and 轻视
All these verbs have a similar meaning, however we should use them in different contexts.
The difference between 担保 and 保证
The verbs 担保 and 保证 have the same translation. However we can also use 保证 as a noun.
Expressing “not at all...” with 毫无 and 毫不
Both adverbs have the same meaning, but we should use them a little bit differently.
The difference between 反复 and 重复
反复 and 重复 are close in meaning, but they are used differently.
The difference between 关注 and 关心
The verbs 关注 and 关心 have the same meaning, but they are used differently.
Expressing “no need” with the verb 用不着
The difference between 继续, 持续, and 延续
We use all three of these verbs to indicate the continuation of an action, but we should use them in different contexts.
Expressing "to have" with 享有, 拥有, 占有 and 具有
These verbs have the same translation. They mean “to have”, “to own”. However, they are used in different situations.
The verb 使得
The verbs 巴不得 and 恨不得
巴不得 and 恨不得 have the same meaning, but differ slightly in usage.
The difference between 应付 and 处理
The verbs 应付 and 处理 can have the same meaning of “to deal with” in some contexts, but also can have different meanings in other contexts.
The difference between 反应 and 反映
The words 反应 and 反映 have the same pronunciation and similar spelling, but different meanings.
Expressing "to repay" with 报答 and 回报
The verbs 报答 and 回报 are the same in translation, but different in usage.
How to state "to be on time" and "to have no time"
Expressing "to bring up, to cultivate" with 教育 and 培养
Both verbs have similar meanings. They mean “to cultivate, to teach”, but they are used in different situations.
The verb 面向
The verb 值 "to cost"
Earlier, we learned how to talk about the value of something in Chinese without using verbs. For example: 苹果3块钱 "apples cost 3 yuan". However, we can also use the special verb to express how much something costs.
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