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Towards: 向 (xiàng) , 朝 (cháo) , 往 (wǎng)

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ID: QW0380 Intermediate
In this lesson shanghaichanges asks what the difference is between 向 and 往. These indicators can be tricky in Chinese, as sometimes they can be interchanged, but not always, so it's best to understand which to use in which context.
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to move to shift
to move to shift
to move to shift
不要怕,向前走!
bù yào pà ,xiàng qián zǒu !
Don't be scared, keep going!
在外滩朝东面看,可以看到东方明珠。
zài Wàitān cháo dōngmiàn kàn ,kěyǐ kàndào Dōngfāngmíngzhū 。
If you look eastwards from the Bund, you can see the Oriental Pearl Tower
那个小伙子往旁边挪了挪,让女孩子坐下。
nàge xiǎohuǒzi wǎng pángbiān nuó le nuó ,ràng nǚháizi zuòxia 。
The guy shifted sideways, to let the girl sit down.
xiàng
towards
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