Analysis and Differentiation of Confusable Words in the Teaching of Chinese as a Foreign Language – Taking “Little,” “Some” “A Bit” as Examples


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In Chinese, there are many words with similar meanings, but their usage is different. If one does not pay attention to them, one would get confused. Especially for international students that are learning Chinese, these types of words are problematic but important in the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language. This article analyzes “little,” “some,” and “a bit” in terms of their meaning, as a part of speech, usage, etc. and strives to assist teachers and international students to develop ideas or methods to distinguish confusable words.


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