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What is the correct word for "pet", as in to pet a dog? Would it be 拍拍 or 抚摸? Or some other word entirely?
Jan 19, 2010 10:56 AM
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Both are good, it's just the two actions are slightly different. 拍is to touch something repeatedly. For example,拍a basketball, insteading of holding it. 抚摸or摸means to move your hand gently over something. Your hand never leaves the thing or person you're touching. In conclusion 拍:It's like when the dog gets back the branch you throwed away, you would 拍(拍) him as an encourgament. 摸摸、抚摸:It's like you're giving the dog a massage. Anyway, in most cases, I personally would say摸or摸摸, very casual. 抚摸 here feels unnessarily serious and literary.
January 19, 2010
January 19, 2010
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin)