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how to write Chinese character "guest"

Unread postby kaefner » Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:48 am

how to write Chinese character "guest" 客Pinyin(kè)
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Re: how to write Chinese character "guest"

Unread postby MysticAries » Thu Dec 17, 2015 11:30 am

Seems very informative, Is this also guest?
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Re: how to write Chinese character "guest"

Unread postby TigerTally » Thu Dec 17, 2015 12:54 pm

I am pretty sure this thread was an advertisement which I thought got deleted ...

Anyway, I get the feeling that ke 客 , or the more common phrase keren 客人 , is usually used to refer to people who come, while bin 賓 seems to emphasize on the people invited and honored by the host. When you say "inviting a quest" (qingke 請客), you use ke 客 because qing 請 already means "invite". When you say "the guest who come"(laibin 來賓), you use bin 賓 because lai 來 already means "come". Besides keren 客人 and laibin 來賓 , another common phrase that means guest in modern Chinese is binke 賓客 , which is a compound of bin 賓 and ke 客 .
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