形近字 - Characters of Similar Shape

形近字 - Characters of Similar Shape】Some Chinese characters look very similar in shape. They are easy to confuse. They look similiar in shape but each may have a different meaning and pronunciation. They cannot be interchanged. Table above list most common characters in HSK which are easy to confuse.

To differentiate them, (1) carefully examine similarities and differences between them in terms of SIM (Sound, Image and Meaning); and practise how to write them. For example, 已 and 己 are so similar that it is hard to find the difference. First one is as in 经(jīng); and the second one is as in 自己(jǐ). (2) remember phrases which contain these characters; and even sentences which contain all these characters. For example, for about 己 and 已, remember phrases 自己 and 已经. A sentence such as "我自己 已经会做饭了" would be even more helpful.

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123 (1) (2)准备 (3) 难过
这个问题很备来做一下?This problem is very difficult. Who is preparing to give it a try?
  谁 shéi : who(m)
  难 nán : difficult; hard
  难过 nánguò : have a hard time
  困难 kùnnan : trouble; difficulty ★ difficult; hard; tough
  难道 nándào : used in a rhetorical question
  难受 nánshòu : feel unwell; feel ill; suffer pain
  难怪 nánguài : (it's) no wonder (that...); (it's) not surprising (that)
  难看 nánkàn : ugly; unsightly

42 (1)到处 好处 (2) 另外
国学习有好There are many benefits to study abroad.
  到处 dàochù : everywhere
  好处 hǎochu : good point; advantage

44 (1)估计 计划 计算机 (2)果汁
划每天喝果I plan to drink juice everyday.
  估计 gūjì : estimate; figure approximately ★ an estimate
  计划 jìhuà : plan ★ plan to do sth
  计算机 jìsuànjī : computer

24 (1)因为 因此 原因 (2) 困难
的原是我太累了。The reason I was sleepy was I am too tired.
  因为 yīnwèi : on account of; because of
  因此 yīncǐ : therefore; for this reason; consequently; hence; so
  原因 yuányīn : reason; cause

1423 (1) (2) 推迟 (3)准备 标准 准确 准时 (4) 难过 困难 难道 难受
都说早上七点钟上课有困,所以学校迟上课时间。Everyone said that it was difficult to have class at 7 in the morning. Therefore, the school planed to postpone the class time.
  谁 shéi : who(m)
  准备 zhǔnbèi : be going to; intend; plan; prepare ★ preparation; arrangement
  标准 biāozhǔn : standard; criterion ★ conforming to a standard
  准确 zhǔnquè : exact; precise
  准时 zhǔnshí : on time; punctually
  批准 pīzhǔn : to approve; to ratify