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江 is mostly used in the South; 河 is mostly used in the North. There are exceptions, such as 黑龙江, 浏阳河. Scale. 江 is exclusively for mighty rivers; 河 can be used for both large and small rivers. All foreign rives are named with 河. There is no fundamental differences between 河 and 江. 江 is used for rivers whose banks are steep cliffs; 河 is used for rivers with ...


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Yes, they both mean river. But 江 only refers to extremely large rivers while 河 can be any kind. There are more than 2000 main rivers in China, only a handful of them are called with 江. For example, 长江, 黑龙江. 黄河 is the second longest river in China, followed by 长江. Note the 河 here is referring to an extremely large river. You can also use 河 in sentence ...


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Basically they can use as a unit of scale. From biggest to smallest 洋>海>江>河>湖>湾>溪 洋(ocean):比海大的水域 海(sea):靠近大陆比洋小的水域 江(Jiang? basically bigger river):大河的通称 河(River):水道的通称 湾(Lake):水流弯曲的地方 湖(Bay):陆地上聚积的大水 溪(creek):山里的小河沟


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Google's Pinyin IME allows you to switch between simplified and traditional characters. https://www.google.com/intl/zh-CN/ime/pinyin/


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狗:morden and casual 犬:traditional and formal.



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