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Difference between 地 and 得 in 他很難過[得/地]哭起來了

I've made a few modifications to the sentence to show the differences between the two. sense/act + 得 + outcome 他難過"得"哭了起來" = He felt bad and started to cry. ("哭了起來" is a ...
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What exactly is the difference between 哲 and 喆?

The average speaker will likely recognize 喆 as it is used in person names, but will not recognize it as a variant of 哲.
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what is the difference between 困惑 and 糊涂

困惑 - Puzzled. A person can be very smart but be puzzled by a question. 糊塗 - Confused, mistaken. It generally indicates the state of mind of a person. An elderly person is more likely to get confused ...
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What's the difference between 明白了and 知道了?

明白了sounds a bit more polite than 知道了. It's subtle but if you are losing your patience and want the listener to stop repeating him/herself immediately, use 知道了. If you want to politely assure the ...
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What's the difference between 既然 and 鉴于?

First, 既然 can only be used as a conjunction word, but 鉴于 can be a proposition and take a noun phrase complement as well. Correct: 鉴于目前的情况,我们先不行动。 Incorrect: 既然目前的情况,我们先不行动。 However, note that 既然 can ...
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What's the difference between 明白了and 知道了?

These are my opinions, 我明白了 = I understand (what you were saying) now. 我知道了 = I hear you/okay, fine.
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What is the difference between 尽力而为 and 全力以赴?

The difference between these two is about the attitude toward something with low confidence: 尽力而为:Because I am not confident about something, all that matters is that I have tried my best. Failing is ...
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What is the difference between 尽力而为 and 全力以赴?

力 in 尽力而为 refers to 能力 (ability); 尽力 (exhaust one's ability) 力 in 全力以赴 refers to 力量 (power); 全力 (with full power) 尽力而为 = Do the best within one's ability 全力以赴 = Do it with the utmost earnestness; go ...
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What is the difference between 尽力而为 and 全力以赴?

尽力而为:try your best 全力以赴:whatever it costs, do it
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Difference Between 玩意 and 名堂

They all have meaning of "trick", but have different source and also slightly different in tone. 玩意 is from spoken Chinese and source is little known. 名堂 has a clear source. 名 is name of ...
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Difference Between 玩意 and 名堂

这是什么玩意(玩艺/玩藝)啊? = 这是什么東西啊? - What is this (thing)? (Note, it indicates contempt toward a person - 你是什么玩意啊? - Who do you think you are?) 你在搞什麼名堂? = 你在玩什麼花樣? - What is the trick you are pulling/...
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房地产 和 不动产有什么区别?Moreover i want to know the correct pronunciation of 不 of 不动产

房(house)地(land)产 (estate) --> building and land property = real estate 不动(fixed location)产(estate) --> property that is fixed to a location, including building and land property = real estate ...
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What is the difference between 使用 and 实用?

I don't believe 实用 can be confused with 使用 in any context 使用(v):to use 实用 (adj): practical 实際使用 (v)/(n)--> 实(際)(使)用 = acturally use/ practical use e.g. 实用之后证实无效 Proved to be ineffective after ...
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Difference Between 玩意 and 名堂

玩意:thingamajig, wotsit, gizmo, gadget, whatnot 这小玩意儿开广口瓶挺好。 This thingamajig is great for opening jars. 名堂:result, achievement 你一直在搞什么名堂? What have you been up to? 你到底在搞什么名堂? What the hell are you ...
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Difference Between 玩意 and 名堂

On its own, neither 玩意 (not serious) plaything/play idea = (not serious) thing/ idea, nor 名堂[title/name --> scheme] means "trick" Examples: 吸大麻這玩意我不喜歡 I don't like this smoking marijuana ...
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What's the difference between 写下 and 记下?

写下 means "write down". It can be any context, Example: 写下: "永別了"三个字 (O) 写下一封信 (O) 写下一首诗(O) 写下他的个人资料(O) 记下 means "record in writing". It mainly refers to putting ...
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What's the difference between 写下 and 记下?

What's the difference between 写下 and 记下? 记下 is recording. It is used for objective things, such as an event. When someone 记下 something, the person is an observer. 写下 is to put something in writing. 写下 ...
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房地产 和 不动产有什么区别?Moreover i want to know the correct pronunciation of 不 of 不动产

For the pronunciation problem: yes, the standard pronunciation is to use the 2nd tone for 不. There is no exception here. 不 becomes the 2nd tone when the next character is 4th tone, and 动 is 4th tone.
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Difference between: 有多少个 and 有几个

有多少 = how many (approximately)? 有几个 = how many (exactly)? The former is used to quantify something, for which the exact number is less certain, or not as important.
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Difference between: 有多少个 and 有几个

多小 is wrong, 多少 is correct. I think chat gpt is right. 几 is more casual and often used in oral Chinese. If you need to write an article, use 多少 is better, more formal. (experience from student: If you ...
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How is 有在 different from just 在?

you need to put it in a right perspective to understand this: 有(in this case 有在) is an affirmative to a question: 你有没有 have you ever whereas: without the 有, it's just a statement of a fact. more ...
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Pronouncing two words with same pronunciation(homophones)

If I say [naɪt], how would you know I meant "knight" or "night"? The same as in Chinese for different characters with the same pronunciation and tone as the samples brought up by ...
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Differences between 学生,学童 and 同学?

About the usage of 同学, I have explained here When a teacher or any outsider says 同学们, 同学 is referred to as a "student" Example: 张同学,李同学 = classmate Zhang, classmate Li (from a classmate's ...
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What's the difference between 写下 and 记下?

CN: 写下:代表利用工具,如圆珠笔等将信息书写在纸张上。 记下:虽然也有记录信息的意思。然而还有引申出遵守意思,例如老师教育学生如何解决问题,学生向自己强调将来会按照老师的方式来解决问题。 EN: Writing: means using tools, such as ballpoint pens, to write information on paper.  Note down: ...
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What's the difference between 写下 and 记下?

In literal meaning, 写下 means "write down" and 记下 means "jot down". They have very slight differences in meaning which makes them basically the same in most of the contexts. If you ...
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difference between 接到 and 收到

In most cases, 接到 is used when someone takes the initiative, but 收到 is more passive. For example, A: 你收到我的短信了吗? Have you received my message? B:收到了。Yes, I do. A:你明天能来机场接我吗?Can you come to the airport ...
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difference between 接到 and 收到

use 接到 but not 收到 When 接 (receive) in 接到 means to receive a person 把妻子接到美國(O) 把妻子收到美國(X) use 收到 but not 接到 Use 收到 when you take ownership of the object after you received it 收到禮物(O) 接到禮物(X) 收到工資(O) ...
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Difference Between 玩意 and 名堂

玩意 and 名堂 are completely unrelated. 玩意 is a toy or a trinket. 名堂 is name, title or renown. 玩意 is generally netural. For example: 他給自己買個新玩意 He bought himself a new toy. 名堂 is generally positive. For ...
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Difference Between 玩意 and 名堂

它们都有点贬义,玩意含有强烈的蔑视,名堂偏中性。玩意有骂人的意味在里面。
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Difference Between 玩意 and 名堂

玩意 is a slightly derogatory term for "things" or 东西。It implies this thing is either utterly useless, or exceedingly mundane, or shockingly simple. So, by asking "这是什么玩意儿?", not ...
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