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Hi @YuQinCai, @Constance_Fang @Fiona and the ChinesePod team, my question is this:
There are some words in chinese which are composed with the same characters but in opposite order like 故事 and 事故. Some have very different meaning like the previous example story and accident. Some times they have the same meaning but different gramatical category 适合 and 合适 adjective and verb. But in some other cases the difference is very slight like 提问-问题,提议-议题, 好看-看好,貌美-美貌.
Are there some rules to differentiate those words?
Which is the most important the first or the second character ?
This last question in fact may apply to any compound word.