Questions on 打趣 and some synonyms

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Questions on 打趣 and some synonyms

Post by coykiesaol » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:46 pm

Hello again everybody,
I just stumbled on some words that i do not understand clearly, so I'm asking for help:

1. What is the meaning of 打 in 打趣?Is it the same as 打招呼,打交道, 打听? If not, can you give me some words in which the meaning of 打 is the same as 打趣?

2. I look up the dictionary and see that 摆渡 and 渡河 have the same meaning of crossing the river. Is there any different in the usage of those 2 words or they can be replaced by each other in every case?

3. Can you help me distinguish between 本领 and 本事 (preferable with example when I can only use 本事,not 本领 and vice-versa. And what measure words go with them ( is 个appropriate?)

Thanks in advanced