Homonyms, Humonyms in Chinese

Written Chinese has thousands of characters (not fun when you're trying to learn them). Each character has a meaning, is a morpheme, attached to a limited number of sounds, phonemes. Speaking Chinese gets tricky when you realize there are just SO MANY words that sound alike, as differentiated by their tones (4 in standard Mandarin). … Continue reading Homonyms, Humonyms in Chinese

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