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Vika
A neck: 脖子 or 颈? Is there any difference betwees these two words? Do you say “a neck” in the same way to refer to people´s neck and animals´ one? Thank you!
Nov 1, 2016 3:00 AM
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Hi Vika, It's really a great question and you're really observing. 脖子 and 颈 means the same.It has none differences in people or animals. 脖子 is more casual,daily conversation. 颈 is more formal,and widely used in medical science documents. Hope that‘s helpful. :-D
November 2, 2016
脖子 is more widely used than 颈. People rarely say 颈 in daily conversation.
November 1, 2016
这两个词的意思是相同的,只是“脖子”更多用在口语中,人们的日常口语表达会使用;“颈”则更书面语。
November 1, 2016
The latter one is more formal,the former is more spoken. Yes,same.
November 1, 2016
Vika
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