Discussion of "xia" in Chinese from Semantics Perspective: Suggestions for Vietnamese Learners

https://doi.org/10.32996/jeltal.2021.3.6.18

Authors

  • Phung, Pho Cuong Ho Chi Minh City University of Food Industry, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Keywords:

Vietnamese learners, Contrastive analysis, Teaching suggestions

Abstract

Chinese is a broad and profound language, especially in terms of vocabulary, in which a word can have different meanings. Therefore, it is inevitable to cause a considerable obstacle to learners. "下" (xia) is a very specific example mentioned above. This article semantically touches on the similarities between Chinese and Vietnamese in terms of meaning and differences between the Chinese "下" and the Vietnamese "dưới" by reviewing and applying a contrasting method. As a result, a number of relevant guidance will be given for both teachers and learners via the findings. The study concludes with some appropriate teaching strategies to enhance teachers’ teaching ability.

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Published

2021-06-08

How to Cite

Phung, Pho Cuong. (2021). Discussion of "xia" in Chinese from Semantics Perspective: Suggestions for Vietnamese Learners. Journal of English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics , 3(6), 127-130. https://doi.org/10.32996/jeltal.2021.3.6.18