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Three characters with subtle differences:

干 is gān 'dry' and gàn 'do':


Common word: 干燥 gānzào (traditional Chinese 乾燥) is 'dry' (adjective).
你干嘛? Nǐ gàn ma? 'What are you doing?'

千 Qiān is 'a thousand':


The top stroke has to start on the right.

于 Yú is 'at':


Note the hooked vertical stroke.
This preposition is commonly used with times in the spoken language; you will also see it used with places in the written language.

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