Hi guys, regarding 笑 - xiào - I see this used to mean to laugh or smile, but unlike other chinese words with multiple meanings, i can’t seem to find how to tell which one it is from context:
妈妈笑了 - Mother laughed/smiled
我一见你就笑 - I laugh/smile as soon as I see you
To me, laughing and smiling are distinct enough actions that i feel I need clarification - to see someone and feel the urge to smile, is very different to feeling the urge to laugh at them!
Any help with distinguishing the two is much appreciated. Thanks!