华文口试中容易读错的汉字 ( Chinese Words That Are Mispronounced Easily in Oral Test)

华文口试中的朗读考察了学生的词汇量,而有些词语是学生很容易读错的:

地 :用在动词前,表示怎么样做什么事情,要读 de

给予 (jǐ yǔ)  供给 (gōng jǐ)

得:表示不得不做某事,必须做某事的意思时,读 děi。比如:时间快来不及了,你得(děi)快点。

与(yù)会:参加会议

力能扛(gāng)鼎(dǐng)

劲(jìng)敌    苍劲 (jìng)

深藏不露(lù)

负荷(hè)

大腹便便 (dà fù pián pián)

刹那 (chà nà)   刹 ( shā ) 车

提防 (dī fang)

大都(dū )会      都(dū )市

厌恶 (yàn wù)    恶(ě)心

着想 (zhuó xiǎng)

氛(fēn)围     气氛 (fēn)

迄(qì)今

勤能补拙 (zhuō)

标识(zhì)

树冠(guàn)  王冠(guān)

摒(bìng)弃

味蕾(lěi)

心弦(xián)

逾(yú)期

愈(yù)来愈少

湖泊(pō)     漂泊(piāo bó)

卡(qiǎ )住      关卡(guān qiǎ)

血(xuè)腥

粗犷(guǎng

直奔(bèn)

屡见不鲜(xiān)   鲜 ( xiǎn)  为人知

称(chèn)心如意

号召(zhào)   召(zhào)开

惩(chéng)罚    严惩(chěng)

削(xuē)减

豌(wān)豆

良莠(liáng yǒu)不齐

毛遂(suì )自荐

旨 (zhǐ)

潜移默化 (qián yí mò huà)

提供 (tí gōng)

菜肴 (yáo)

获益匪(fěi )浅

迁徙 (qiān xǐ)

自怨自艾 (yì)

呱呱(gū gū )坠地

一叶扁(piān )舟

洞穴(dòng xué)

角(jué)色

炽(chì)热

瞠(chēng)目结舌

踌躇(chóu chú)

粗糙(cū cāo)

猝不及防(cù bù jí fáng)

胆怯 (dǎn qiè)

恐吓(kǒng hè)

妄自菲薄(wàng zì fěi bó)  不菲(fěi)

戛(jiá )然而止

校(jiào)对

发酵(fā jiào)

龟裂 (jūn liè)

耄耋 (mào dié)

面面相觑(qù)

荒谬(huāng miù)

潸(shān)然泪下

莘莘(shēn shēn)学子

相形见绌(chù)

心宽体胖(pán)

一哄(hòng)而散

一曝(pù)十寒    曝 (bào)光

一丝不苟 (gǒu)

薄(báo)饼      单薄(bó)

瞬 (shùn)间

参差 (cēn cī ) 不齐

出差(chāi)

宝藏(zàng)

(zhāo )朝气

乳臭 ( rǔ xiù )未干

逮捕(dài bǔ)

重担 (zhòng dàn)

号啕 (háo táo )大哭

喜好(hào)

附和(fù hè)

会计 (kuài jì)

人才济济 (  jǐ jǐ)

倔强  ( jué jiàng)           勉强 (miǎn qiǎng)

伎俩 (jì liǎng)

效率  ( xiào lǜ)    表率 (biǎo shuài)

拐弯抹角 (guǎi wān mò jiǎo)

埋 (mái)头苦干                埋怨 (mán yuàn)

沉没(chén mò)

一模 (mú )一样

宁可(nìng kě)

曲解 (qū jiě)

反省,发人深省(xǐng)

为人处世 (wéi rén chǔ shì)

呼吁(hū yù)

哽咽 (gěng yè)

参与 (cān yù)

包扎(bāo zā)

载 (zài )歌载舞

涨 (zhàng )红了脸

着 (zhuó)  手     着 (zhuó)想

The Most Complicated Chinese Character with the most strokes

Many students who study Chinese find the hardest part of learning Chinese to be writing the Chinese characters (Hanzi). Although currently China and Singapore are using the Simplified Chinese characters, there still exist many mind boggling Chinese characters that are comprised of many strokes.

Some candidates for the most complicated Chinese Character include:

The first two actually have 64 strokes each, and it would be hard to find a competitor that has more strokes than 64. (If any reader finds out, please inform me!) Incidentally, the first character is made up of four “Dragons”. The third character in the list has 52 strokes, which is not too bad.

However, all three have repetitions of a single word, and hence are not that complicated in the strictest sense of the word.

If we are looking at the most complicated (non-repetitive) Chinese word, I think the title belongs to Biang, which is used in the term Biangbiang noodles. I have eaten it once in a Chinese restaurant in Singapore, it is a bit like dry Ban Mian.

Biang has 58 strokes, and as one can see, is nothing but simple. Thank God this word is not commonly found in spelling tests!

Biang Biang Mian.jpg
Biangbiang noodles

 

Chinese Tuition for Primary 1

The biggest headstart a child can get is at Primary 1, in the Singapore Education System.

This is because prior to Primary 1, there is no standardized education system, and hence students have a varied depth of knowledge. After Primary 1, students enter the public schooling system, and hence have much less extra time to study in advance to get a headstart.

According to the Straits Times, many students already know Hanyu Pinyin before entering Primary 1. “Too many times, parents say, teachers breeze through topics some pupils are familiar with because they have had tuition, and other pupils are expected to find tutors too“.

Hanyu Pinyin is a romanized way of writing Chinese characters, using the English alphabet. It is extremely useful in this current century, since most users will be using Hanyu Pinyin to type Chinese characters on the phone or computer.

Also, students from English speaking backgrounds are highly advised to study Chinese in advance before Primary 1, as naturally they would be at a disadvantage in Mother Tongue compared to their Chinese speaking classmates.

Hanyu Pinyin has many rules of “grammar” and cannot be written anyhow. One of the rules is encapsulated in this Hanyu Pinyin poem:

(1)有a 不放过; (2)没a 找o、e; (3)i、u 并列标在后; (4)单个韵母不必说

Intonations is the hardest part of Chinese Pronunciation, as Chinese words have four tones. “Ma” in the four different tones means totally different things. “Ma (First Tone)” can mean mother 妈, “Ma (Second Tone)” can mean numb 麻, while “Ma (Third Tone)” can mean horse 马! For completeness, “Ma (Fourth Tone)” may mean scold 骂! Hence, from this example it shows how important Hanyu Pinyin is.