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的 is exception? you're kidding :( the initial meaning of 的 is "bullseye of target for archery" http://dict.revised.moe.edu.tw/cgi-bin/cbdic/gsweb.cgi?o=dcbdic&searchid=W00000002148 you must define clearly what's character and word, before others help you.


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I don't know much about grammer analysis. 吗 being put at the end of a sentence with a raised tone and a question mark forms a quesiton sentence. Is it word? I can say it is a character, and does not have any meaning itself. I guess it's a functional character. 的 is like "of" in English. 我的朋友: a friend of mine (my friend). Also, 蓝色的天空 (blue sky). 蓝色的: having ...


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的 is foremost a particle, but also a word in its own right. As de, it can mean plus, as in 七个的六个一共十三. As dī, it can mean cab. As dì it can mean target. 吗 is in ma and má likewise mostly a particle, but in some instances an isolated character without meaning of its own. As mǎ in 吗啡, it means morphine. There are a number of such isolated characters, such as ...


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P.S. Several hours after I posted this query, but before the 3 great answers appeared, I did one more search and this time, I found 2 great references: a book (in google books) and a freely-downloadable paper: [The Oxford Handbook of Chinese Psychology] (book) >>> Compared to nouns, most verbs in Chinese are shorter, and more than 40 per cent are ...


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普通话的确说“治好了” 多一些, 按照北方语系的习惯, 只好了更加口语话而且用于更多的语言环境。 治好了, 可以有 医好了, 治理好了, 管理好了, 等等其他的意思(依照语境不同, 更加灵活)


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踏实 seems to have two groups of meanings: [1] dependable; sure and steady at ease; free from anxiety; having peace of mind [2] practical; realistic; pragmatic down-to-earth When it comes to describing people, I'd choose "dependable" or "down-to-earth" depending on which meaning you need. If you could provide some more context, it would help in ...


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The word you are looking for is "pragmatic" "我是一个踏实的人" - "I am a pragmatic person." http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pragmatic


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I agree with Echo Z. 治好了 is more common although the other one is not uncommon. There is 医治 as a verb such as in 医治病人。Also, 他的病没得医/没得治.


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As a native speaker, it's "治好了" more in common use and colloquial. “医好了” is a a kind of usage in ancient prose, we occasionally use in written language. Hope it helps :)


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an unscientific approach: the 國語辭典 , of taiwan, has about 164489 entries, using grep + wildcards, one may find: 12540⋯7.62% are 1 character entry (^.$) e.g. 八, 扒 87516⋯53.20% are 2 characters entry (^..$) e.g. 八伯, 八拜 21836⋯13.28% are 3 characters entry (^...$) e.g. 八拜交, 八敗命 35781⋯21.75% are 4 characters entry (^....$) e.g. 八百羅漢, 八百壯士 2562⋯1.56% are 5 ...


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中国文字改革委员会研究推广处 (1959) found that 29% or 1046 of the 3624 most common words are monosyllabic. Other investigations have found a similar proportion, although the ratio will decrease further with the inclusion of more new or uncommon words. One reason that polysyllabic words are on the rise is that Chinese topolects gradually have lost a lot of distinct sounds,...


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your question is interesting but I am not very clear about your purpose. But below, I will talk about my own ideas. In Chinese, words (詞) are make up with single character (字)。 We can sort them by the sum of single character。 Actually, lots of words only use one character many years ago, which is traditional Chinese language. But in 1919 New Culture ...


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Native Chinese speaker here. No, we do not have many specific animal locomotion words in Chinese. You can very well say they 'walk'. But, when we want to sound learned or create variation, we do have more descriptive vocabularies for movements. These words are applicable to the movements of animals, human, as well as objects sometimes. I can give you some ...



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