We'll see these two sentences below:
（1）Tā měi tiān huí dào jiā xǐ le zǎo zài chīfàn 。
Everyday he takes a shower first then has meal when he is back home.
（2）Tā měi tiān huí dào jiā xǐ le zǎo cái chīfàn 。
Everyday he won't have meal until he finishes washing when he is back home.
There's only one Chinese character difference between the two sentences, could you tell me whether the two sentences have the same meaning or not?
Ok, the answern is no---They have different meaning.
What's the difference? We'll explore :
━ Both “再”and“才” can be used between two actions,but they have different meanings:
(A means one thing, B means another thing.)
1. Meaning of “再”:
You need to do A first then B.It means an order.A comes before B.
Rú :Tā měi tiān huí dào jiā xǐ le zǎo zài chīfàn 。
example: Everyday he takes a shower first then has meal when he is back home.
Meaning: shower comes first then meal
2. Meaning of “才”:
You cannot do B until A is finished. You want to do B, that's ok,but A is a prerequisite.
Rú :Tā měi tiān huí dào jiā xǐ le zǎo cái chīfàn 。
Example: Everyday he won't have meal until he finishes washing when he is back home.
Meaning: if he hasn't take a shower, he won't have meal.
Now you have know the difference between “再”and“才”, now come and test!
Fill the blank with “再”and“才”.
（1）Tā yídìng yào děng dào tā de diànhuà ________fàng xīn 。
（2）Xiě hànzì de shíhòu yìbān shì xiān xiě héng ，________xiě shù 。
（3）Wǒ xiànzài yào chūqù ，wǒ huílái yǐhòu ________gàosù nǐ shì zěnme huíshì 。
（4）Zhè gè háizi jiàn dào tā māma ________bù kū le 。
答案：（1）才cái（2）再 zài（3）再 zài（4）才cái
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