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Making Sense of Grammar
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duìyú对于emphasizes the target while guānyú关于 emphasizes the relevant elements.

For example,

对于那个人,我不了解

Duìyú   nàgè   rén, wǒ  bùliǎojiě

About   that    guy    I    not familiar with

‘I don’t know much about that guy’.

关于这件礼物,有一个感人的故事

Guānyú   zhèjiàn   lǐwù, yǒuyīgè   gǎnrénde   gùshi

About        this     gift         has a      moving   story

‘There is a moving story about this gift.’
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