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The Right Way to 教 (jiào, jiāo)
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ID: QW0338 Elementary
Dealing with Chinese characters can become especially tricky when one encounters 多音字 (duōyīnzì), sometimes called homographs. These are characters which have different pronunciations and meanings depending on how they are used. In this edition of Qing Wen, learn about the two separate pronunciations of the character 教 (jiāo, jiào).
Fri Jan 17 2014 | Vera, Tom
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duōyīnzì ，jiùshì yǒu liǎng gè huò zhě liǎng gè yǐshàng de dúyīn 。
A homograph is a character that has two or more pronunciations.
nǐ shì bùshì juéde zhèxiē hànzì fēicháng tǎoyàn ？
Do you think that these Chinese characters are really annoying?
bǎ zhīshi huòzhě jìnéng jiāo gěi biérén 。
To teach knowledge or a skill to someone else.
lǎoshī jiāo wǒ Zhōngwén 。
The teacher teaches me Chinese.
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