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Chinlingo Chinese character: 登 and 爬

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Both "登" and "爬" are verbs and mean "climb". What is the difference between them?

[Definitions]
登 (dēnɡ): ascend or climb; publish or record; peddal or treadle
 爬 (pá): crawl or creep

[Uses]
Both "登" and "爬" are verbs and mean "climb". "登" stresses the action of feet, while "爬" is the action of both hands and feet.

[Examples]
√ 哪里跌倒就从哪里爬起来。(nǎ lǐ diē dǎo jiù cónɡ nǎ lǐ pá qǐ lái)
  Stand up where you have a fall.
X 哪里跌倒就从哪里登起来。

√ 我们公司在报纸上登了招聘广告。(wǒ men ɡōnɡ sī zài bào zhǐ shànɡ dēnɡ le zhāo pìn ɡuǎnɡ ɡào)
We published a want ad in the newspaper.
X 我们公司在报纸上爬了招聘广告。

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2016-06-21

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