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This is a Cantonese way of saying "Where are you from", equivalent to the Mandarin way of saying 你是哪里人. You could answer it by saying 我是____人, meaning, "I am from ___" (filling in the blank with where you're from; e.g. if you're from the USA, you would reply 我是美国人). Literally translated, it means you-are-where-person? In Cantonese, there is a difference ...


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棒 means 'great; awesome'. 棒棒 the repetition basically makes it sound rhythmical and cute. 的 after a repeated adjective in spoken language is a very subtle thing - it slightly changes the meaning from 'awesome' (praising your writing) to 'keep being awesome' (encouraging you). Overall, the difference between (真)棒 and 棒棒的 is like that between '(very) cool' ...


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Adding punctuation might help. 抱着“誓死不从,他就拿我没办法”的信念,我只有拼命挣扎,但是我错了。 拿...没办法, literally 'take ... with no solution', is an idiomatic way to say 'could do nothing about ...'. 誓死不从,他就拿我没办法 = (If I am) determined to resist to the end of my life, he could do nothing (to make me yield). 抱着...的信念 = with the idea/belief/conviction that ... So the whole sentence ...


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I'm trying to understand the "AND" meaning of those . . . in the context of "and", as a conjunction, there're roughly about 21 chinese characters: 零﹒暨﹒若﹒乃﹒迺﹒且﹒也﹒兼﹒而﹒共﹒亦﹒及﹒竝﹒並﹒并﹒併﹒又﹒與﹒和﹒同﹒連 to have a full, complete answer is, well; beyond my ability; here're some of my suggestions to your query. 零 for "and" in numeric expression, you must use 零, not ...


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CCG (2nd ed。)22。1Conjunctions that link words or phrases 22.1.1 The 4 conjunctions There are 4 conjunctions that join nouns or nominal expressions. These conjunctions, which all mean 'and', may often be used interchangeably, the difference between them being one of style: 和[neutral] 跟[northern colloquial] 同[southern colloquial] 与[formal] For ...


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Nice summary. Some additions and comments: "并" and "及" are largely literal and you don't normally use them in oral expressions "而" is normally not used in the sense of "and" in modern Chinese. It usually denotes "but", "yet". I'd say "和" "与" and "跟" are largely interchangeable in daily usage, with "与" being slightly more literal. "跟" is not really ...


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Actually, these two words are very different, and it's the difference - not the similarity - you need to grasp. Both of these words indicate a rhetorical "following from," but 就 means "to follow from" in the broadest, simplest sense, rather like an English "then": When it's used as a 'verb', it's intended to show that one thing follows as a consequence ...


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according to 漢語多功能字庫 & 教育部異體字字典, http://humanum.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/Lexis/lexi-mf/search.php?word=而 http://dict2.variants.moe.edu.tw/variants/rbt/word_attribute.rbt?quote_code=QTAzMjU1 http://humanum.arts.cuhk.edu.hk/Lexis/lexi-mf/search.php?word=就 http://dict2.variants.moe.edu.tw/variants/rbt/word_attribute.rbt?quote_code=QTAxMDc0 let look at the ...


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就 is foremost a verb (closing in, move towards; engage in; accomplish) or an adverb (only, just; then; immediately; precisely), and rarely a conjunction (even if). 而 is foremost a conjunction (and; and yet) or a classical pronoun (you). They have no common meanings, and also no particular grammar in common. They can be used together, as in 一蹴而就 or 就我而言.


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Has "管理 = manage" something to do with plumbing, making pipes or taking care of them? No. 管理 is simply a modern combination of two related verbs for the Western concept of "management". 管, as a verb, carries a heavy connotation of restriction and setting rules. 理, as a verb, carries the meaning of intervening or acting. As far as I know 管 is a ...


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棒棒的 is a cute way to say "good", "well" and something like that.


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This sentence written this way to expressing one's feeling, and there are different ways to do this. You can understand it as if the person writing is adding in feelings in their words, like using different tones when speaking. From the first part of the sentence, you can tell this approach is self praise style and acting cute whilst doing it. So in this ...



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