Please explain the difference between 具備, 俱備. Do they mean the same thing? Or is there some subtle differences? To me they both seem to mean the exact same thing: to be prepared. Thanks for the help!

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  • [具備](具-equipped + 備-prepared) is a compound word verb that means "possess/ equipped with"

Example: 具備先進武器 (Equipped with advanced weapons); 具備豐富資源 (Possess abundant resources)

  • [俱][備](all are ready) are two words: 俱(all) + 備(prepared)

Example: Idiom: 萬事俱備 (everything is ready); 人馬糧草俱備 (personnel and supplies are all prepared)

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