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In Praise of Praise!

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ID: QW0332 Intermediate
QingWen investigates the differences between four words that can be translated as "praise" in English: 表扬 (biǎoyáng), 夸奖 (kuājiǎng), 称赞 (chēngzàn) and 赞美 (zànměi).
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表扬
biǎoyáng
to praise (an action, something someone has done)
今天我帮奶奶洗衣服了,奶奶表扬了我。
jīntiān wǒ bāng nǎinai xǐyīfu le ,nǎinai biǎoyáng le wǒ 。
Today I helped grandma wash clothes, and grandma praised me.
这次考试我考了第一名,老师表扬了我。
zhècì kǎoshì wǒ kǎo le dì yī míng ,lǎoshī biǎoyáng le wǒ 。
I got the highest score on this test and the teacher praised me.
如果你的业绩很好,你的老板会表扬你。
rúguǒ nǐ de yèjì hěn hǎo ,nǐ de lǎobǎn huì biǎoyáng nǐ 。
If your achievements are very good, your boss will praise you.
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