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Some Easily-misused Chinese Traditional Characters

One simplified Chinese can have several forms of Chinese Traditional characters,due to different meanings with various pronunciations. Those below are just a few examples: Example 1: 里 It has two corresponding Chinese traditional forms︰里 and 裏(or 裡) lǐ 里 1.neighboring︰鄰里;大鄉里;左鄰右里 2.hometown︰故里 3︰units of measurement︰一里;一公里 4︰onomatopoeic word︰劈里啪啦 5︰name for address or people︰新德里;居里夫人;里拉 lǐ 裏(裡) 1.Inside something︰裏面;手裏;屋裏;書裏;話裏有話 2.To indicate the direction︰這裏;那裏 3.Idioms︰土裏土氣;糊裏糊塗;行家裏手 Example 2: 荡 It has two corresponding Chinese traditional forms︰蕩 and 盪 Dàng 蕩 放蕩;淫蕩 逛蕩;遊蕩 坦蕩;蘆花蕩 蕩平;掃蕩 Dàng 盪 盪漾;盪舟; 搖盪;動盪; 盪氣;回盪; Example 3: 占 It has two corresponding Chinese traditional forms︰占 and 佔 zhān 占 占卜;占卦;占星; 早占勿藥; 占上一絕; Zhàn 佔 佔有;佔據; 鳩占鵲巢; Example 4: 布 It has two corresponding Chinese traditional forms︰布 and 佈 bù 布 棉布;布帛;布匹; 布丁;布拉格; 布衣族;布政司;布轂鳥; bù 佈 宣佈;發佈;公佈; 佈局 Example 5: 叶 It has two corresponding Chinese traditional forms︰叶 and 葉 xié 叶韻;叶律 yè 金枝玉葉;粗枝大葉; shè 葉公好龍 春秋時楚邑,今河南葉縣 Example 6: 只 It has two corresponding Chinese traditional forms︰只 and 隻 zhǐ 只有;只好;只怕;只求 zhī 隻身;形影單隻; 一隻腳; 隻眼; 獨具隻眼; 表 It has two corresponding Chinese traditional forms︰表 and 錶 biǎo 表 表面; 發表; 水表; 電表; biǎo 鐘錶;手錶;電子錶 Those above are just few examples,next time, I will give more examples.

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