The difference between experience

April 02, 2012, 11:56 PM posted in General Discussion

So there are three "experiences" that i have come across. I need to know in what situation you would use each. 见识,经验, 经历。The first one I know is a verb and noun. the second one is only a noun, and the third one is only a verb, but is there a better time to use one versus another one?

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April 03, 2012, 04:46 AM

If I were you, I would get a second opinion than mine because my Chinese is terrible.

From what I understand 见识 is knowledge.  So you could say you want to grow your knowledge 长见识 for example.

经验 is probably better interpreted as "skill."  Like if you want to say you have C++ programming experience, you could use 经验

经历 uses the character 历 as in 史 (history), and I think is used to describe your experiencial history.  Like, something you experienced in the past.  Drawing from the C++ analogy, you could say "I experienced C++ programming when I worked at Microsoft."  I believe this is probably the case for 经历


Hope that helps, and I also hope someone will correct me if I am wrong, because I usually am.







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April 03, 2012, 11:39 PM

Thanks! Some of what you said was kind of what I was thinking!