Is there an easy way to know the correct time to use 'nar' vs 'na li'?? I am a newbie (or just a slow learner I suppose), and I getting confused on when to use which one.
chunjie2010March 04, 2010, 06:17 PM
No difference, but
哪兒 na3 r => Northern China, esp. Beijing
哪裡 na3 li => Southern China
Use the one you like best.
changyeMarch 06, 2010, 12:01 PM
In Japan, people use "裏" (inside) instead of "里" and "裡". Actually, etymologically speaking, the form of “裏” more precisely represents its original meaning, i.e. inseide the clothes. “裡” is a relatively new Chinese character, which was probalby created several hundred years ago. In short, "裡" was a variant of "裏". 康熙字典 (1716) lists "裏" in it, but not "裡".