Exercise : 同音字 (Homophones) I

  • All languages have homophones (同音字), but in Chinese they are especially abundant.
  • The Cihai (辞海 “sea of words”) dictionary lists 149 characters representing the syllable “yì”, e.g. 一, 意, 亦 etc.
  • In studying Chinese, we must distinguish between homophones.
  • Below are words that have the same pronunciation, but different meanings. Try to select the correct answer.
1.   头 牛 儿 在 吃 草 。
2.   公 公 高 高 照 。
3. 一 个 小 孩   山 上 。
4. 这 是 我 的 学  
5.   小 妹 在 喝 水 。
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