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Making Sense of Grammar
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请(qǐng)教(jiào) means 'ask suggestion from others' while 指(zhǐ)教(jiào) means 'give suggestions to others'. 

For example,

1) 我        向               您        请教

    wǒ    xiàng            nín    qǐngjiào

    I        towards       you    consult 

   'I consult with you'

2)  请        您             指教

   qǐng     nín          zhǐjiào

 Please    you          give suggestions

 'Please give me some suggestions.'

answered Sep 11 by Mickey (7,400 points)

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