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Investigation: 考察 (kǎochá) and 考查 (kǎochá)

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ID: QW0367 Intermediate
Two similar Chinese words with exactly the same pronunciation can get confusing, even for the native speaker. User John emailed us and asked about this pair of words both pronounced as kǎo chá. Let's find out the difference in today's Qing Wen, and as usual we will introduce some other related words in the show.
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考察
kǎochá
to inspect, to make an investigatiion
专家们实地考察过了,那个地方很适合建厂。
zhuānjiā men shídì kǎochá guò le ,nàge dìfang hěn shìhé jiàn chǎng 。
The experts have made an onsite investigation and that place is very suitable to build a factory.
我们要出国考察,学习国外的先进经验。
wǒmen yào chūguó kǎochá ,xuéxí guówài de xiānjìn jīngyàn 。
We have to go oversees for an inspection and study advanced foreign experiences.
考查
kǎochá
to examine or check (against a certain standard)
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