I have downloaded the last lists for new HSK, and there is somethig that i do not understand :

in upper levels HSK 7, 8, 9 the character 之 is presented like that : 5339 之(代) 5340 之(助)!

I do not see what is the link between 之 and the other characters between brackets

Anyone to help ?

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Possibly there is a distinction between a 代名詞 (pronoun) vs. 助詞 (particle). The 3rd person pronoun usage of 之 and ordinary relational connector 之 might be sufficiently different to be considered separate.

There might be a separate entry for 之 (動) for 動詞: the verb 'to go', also a meaning of 之.

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    Also see chinese.stackexchange.com/questions/43618/…
    – Tang Ho
    Commented Apr 30, 2021 at 16:25
  • Thanks, there is no entry for 動 for that hanzi, but there are a few entries for 动 for other characters. So this will be clarified for me, when i find a hanzi with another character between brackets :-)
    – faure
    Commented May 2, 2021 at 14:03

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