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:

It has two corresponding Chinese traditional forms︰里 and 裏(or 裡)

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

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:

It has two corresponding Chinese traditional forms︰蕩 and 盪

Dàng

放蕩;淫蕩

逛蕩;遊蕩

坦蕩;蘆花蕩

蕩平;掃蕩

Dàng

盪漾;盪舟;

搖盪;動盪;

盪氣;回盪;

Example 3:

It has two corresponding Chinese traditional forms︰占 and 佔

zhān

占卜;占卦;占星;

早占勿藥;

占上一絕;

Zhàn

佔有;佔據;

鳩占鵲巢;

Example 4:

It has two corresponding Chinese traditional forms︰布 and 佈

棉布;布帛;布匹;

布丁;布拉格;

布衣族;布政司;布轂鳥;

宣佈;發佈;公佈;

佈局

Example 5:

It has two corresponding Chinese traditional forms︰叶 and 葉

xié

叶韻;叶律

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:

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;

It has two corresponding Chinese traditional forms︰表 and 錶

biǎo

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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