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pāi zhào
v. take photos
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Is 拍照 used more in spoken or written language? (pāi zhào)
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拍照 (pāi zhào) and 照相 (zhào xiàng) both refer to the act of taking photographs in Chinese. 拍照 (pāi zhào) is an informal way to mean "take a photo". It emphasizes the action of using a camera to capture an image. 拍照 is a commonly used term in everyday language when referring to the act of taking pictures. 照相 (zhào xiàng) also means "to take a photo" but with an emphasis on the process of photography. 照相 (zhào xiàng) is versatile and can be used in various contexts, both formal and informal.
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