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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23 (1) 问题 (2)房间 时间
你请教一个题,好吗?Can I ask you a question?
  问 wèn : ask; inquire after
  问题 wèntí : question; problem

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

44 (1)不仅 (2)反对 相反
我不自己不说假话,也对别人说假话。I not only don't lie myself but also I am against anyone else who lies.
  不仅 bùjǐn : not only

44 (1)反对 相反 (2)及时 来不及 来得及
对不好的建议,我们要对。We should promptly oppose the bad advice.
  反对 fǎnduì : be against; object to
  相反 xiāngfǎn : opposite; contrary; adverse; reverse; inverse; opposed; on the contrary

41 (1) 无聊 无论 (2)今天 明天 天气 昨天 聊天 礼拜天
聊。Chatting is boring.
  无 : have not; there be not
  无聊 wúliáo : boring; dull; uninteresting
  无论 wúlùn : no matter what, how, etc.; regardless of

24 (1) (2)浪漫
地他也学会浪起来。I gradually learned to be romantic.
  慢 màn : slow

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

44 (1) 由于 (2)申请
于我没有工作,所以不能请信用卡。Because I do not have a job therefore I cannot apply for a credit card.
  由 yóu : from
  由于 yóuyú : owing to; as a result of; due to; in virtue of
  理由 lǐyóu : reason; grounds; justification
  自由 zìyóu : freedom; free; liberty

14235 (1) (2) 推迟 推辞 推广 推荐 (3)准备 标准 准确 准时 批准 (4) 难过 困难 难道 难受 难怪 难看 (5)唯一
都说早上七点钟上课有困,所以学校迟上课时间。一反对迟的是李老师。Everyone says it is difficult to start class at 7:00 am. So the school plans to postpone class time. Mr Li is the only one who opposes it.
  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
  唯一 wéiyī : only; sole

5454 (1)田野 (2) 由于 理由 自由 (3) (4)申请
罪犯请在野里工作的理是,他喜欢劳动。The reason that the criminal "A" applied for a job in the field is that he likes to work.
  田野 tiányě : field; open land
  甲 jiǎ : first; armor plating; shell or carapace; nail

446 (1)详细 安详 (2)海洋 出洋相 (3)慈祥 吉祥
为了怕孙子出相,慈的爷爷细地给孙子讲了比赛的要求。For fear of his grandson making a fool of himself, the kindly grandfather told his grandson in details about the match requirements.
  详细 xiángxì : detailed; careful; at length; in detail
  安详 ānxiáng : serene
  慈祥 cíxiáng : kindly; benevolent (often of older person)
  吉祥 jíxiáng : lucky; auspicious; propitious