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所 does not mean something here. It is used in Classical Chinese to clarify that the sentence is passive. Then, it is used in Modern Chinese to look formal.


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As you had said, 所 is not redundant. But to me, "有帮助" and "有所帮助" doesn't have that much differences, especially when you are in an oral conversation with Chinese people. As for your explanation for "有所謂", the translation for "这件案子有所谓" is "This case matters." You are correct. But I don't think that it has the meaning of "has something that it says". Yes, "謂 ...


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I found the answer myself but thought it might be helpful to others. Technically, 所 is not redundant; in this construct, it precedes a verb to refer to the object being acted upon by the verb. Nonetheless, in the example, 所 may be optional because each of 幫助 and 貢獻 can be a noun or a verb. Thus, the sentence has different literal translation with 所 ...


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I often find, in such situations, it helps to find a different phrase with the same meaning. How about you translate 'working knowledge' to 'a fair/reasonable grasp of' then put that in Chinese? Chinese is really not my strong point, but maybe: I have a working knowledge of maths. I have a reasonable grasp of maths. 我掌握数学得不错。 Or something similar with '合理‘ ...


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bruce lee i think you mean 'practical knowledge'. meaning useful knowledge or limited understanding yes that's right, working is in theory a 'practical toil' that ought to feed you at the end of the day ,as in work for your peanut butter or in your case you'll understand 'hard labour' better or you could say a 'grasp' of optical physics/Optics' before you ...


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"拜拜" comes from the English word "bye-bye". "拜了个拜" is actually a joking form of "拜拜", which actually isn't "correct" in Chinese grammar. This expression got popular from a Chinese translation for a sentence in Japanese comeday animiation (日和动漫). The guy tried translating a sentence into "不是吧!" (This must be kidding me!). But he found it doesn't fit the ...



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