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What if taking an exam is like roasting a persimmon?

Preparing for an exam is strenuous. Relax, we're not about to offer tips on how to prepare for an exam. Let's have some fun. 

备考真是又紧张又费力。放松放松,这次我们不打算教你备考技巧。寻点乐子吧!

Chinese net users have been creative in seeking amusement in Chinese characters. In Chinese language, there are a lot of homophones, which share the same or similar pronunciation. The homophones can be linguistically interesting and can even be used for comic effect. 

中国网民向来善于拿汉字取乐,而且很有创意。汉语里有许多同音词和近音词,有些还很有喜剧效果。

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Today we'll take a look at the word "烤柿" (literally: roast a persimmon), an amusing way to talk about "考试" (take an exam). Both of the two words share the same pronunciation "kǎo shì".  

今天,我们要介绍"烤柿"一词,这是"考试"的谐音,是同音词。

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shù xué kǎo shì

树穴烤柿: to roast a persimmon in a tree hole 

数学考试: Math exam 

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yǔ wén kǎo shì

与蚊烤柿: to roast a persimmon with a mosquito 

语文考试: Chinese language exam 

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Yīn yǔ kǎo shì

阴雨烤柿: to roast a persimmon in a rainy day 

Yīng yǔ kǎo shì

英语考试: English exam 

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yīn yǔ sì jī kǎo shì

阴雨四鸡烤柿: four chicks are roasting persimmons in a rainy day 

Yīng yǔ sì jí kǎo shì

英语四级考试: College English Test Band-4

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yīn yǔ liū jī kǎo shì

阴雨溜鸡烤柿: to roast a persimmon while walking a chick in a rainy day

Yīng yǔ liù jí kǎo shì

英语六级考试: College English Test Band-6

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qí zhōng kǎo shì

骑钟烤柿: to roast a persimmon on a bell 

qī zhōng kǎo shì

期中考试: mid-term exam 

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qí mò kǎo shì

骑磨烤柿: to roast a persimmon on a stone mill 

qī mò kǎo shì

期末考试: final exam 

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gāo kǎo

高烤: to roast a persimmon up high on a stick 

高考: gaokao, China's national college entrance examination

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yān jiǔ sēng kǎo shì

烟酒僧烤柿: a cigarette and alcohol addicted monk is roasting a persimmon 

yán jiū shēng kǎo shì

研究生考试: post-graduate entrance examination

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tuō fú kǎo shì

脱服烤柿: take off clothes before roasting a persimmon

托福考试: TOFEL 

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2016-06-21

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