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They are different disagree in expressing "angry". 生气 means someone is angry, but it is not 愤怒。愤怒 means someone that is very angry.
生气is slightly 愤怒, 愤怒is seriously 生气
I don't think you guys are completely understanding it, there is a philosophical difference in the two words. It's possible to 有方法但是没办法。方法 refers to the general method or way something can be done。方 means prescribed, 法 here can be understood as way。 So 方法 is the general or prescribed way something is done that humanity has discovered。办 means doing，法 here ...
干嘛 does not equal 干吗 嘛 is colloquial for 什么 干嘛 = 干什么。So 你在干嘛 = 你在干什么 = What are you doing? 干吗 = 干，吗？Doing it？ 你在干吗 = Real Chinese people will understand it as, Are you copulating right now?
I believe they are almost interchangeable. 新型建筑 新式建筑 新型计算机 新式计算机 新型设计 新式设计 新型武器 新式武器 新型手机 新式手机 A little concern is that 新型 is primarily for things that does have a 型/型号. For example， most digital devices and most industrial products always have 型/型号. So 新型 and 新式 are both good for them. On the other side, most art-related ...
式, 型, and 类 all share similar meanings. You can use them to describe a category, type, classification, kind, model, or pattern of something. The nuisances can be subtle depending on the context or circumstance it's used. While these characters can be interchangeablely, there are exceptions. As an example let's use a common noun like 人. 人式 can roughly ...
In terms of whether it is "correct" or not, I think we cannot say it is correct or not, but that it is the idiomatic way or customary way in Taiwan, so it is "correct" or "appropriate" to say that. For example, in Hong Kong or Guangzhou, when a waiter or waitress brings you a pot of tea in a Dim Sum restaurant, we usually say "唔該", which literally means ...
This renders Taiwanese bē la or bōe la "[I am] not able ~ there is no such state", which is the usual reply to a compliment or thanks. Basically it just means the speaker is politely denying your compliment, as a statement of humility.
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