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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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to inspect, to make an investigatiion
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.
wǒmen yào chūguó kǎochá ,xuéxí guówài de xiānjìn jīngyàn 。
We have to go oversees for an inspection and study advanced foreign experiences.
to examine or check (against a certain standard)
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