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@OmniBus "those modern fonts are terrible and distinct nothing"—you may despise modern fonts all you like, but when you pick up any calligraphy collection (書法字典) you will find abundant evidence that you'll have to extend your despisal to such names like 王羲之, 歐陽詢, 唐太宗 and so on, as they did not make those distinctions. Also, where the typographic distinction ...


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For so many things there are so many pure theoretical models like pictorial language, micro kernel operating systems or complete democracy. But in reality what works better are often hybrids. Chinese sure has its pictorial aspect but it also uses many other approaches since its comes a long way to what it is today. As @倪阔乐 pointed out, latin letters also ...


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I would use "酷" this words to represent "that's cool". 酷 is the same meaning of cool. Actually, 酷 is created from cool. Therefore, the pronunciation of 酷 is the same as cool. If someone is do something really amazing, you can say 很酷吶. Although this is old school, but it still work. Now in Taiwan, we would say "這麼屌" (it means "such a dick") . 屌 is not a ...


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有点儿意思 Not everybody say that, but this is the closest thing we got. And it could express from mildly interesting to generally interesting depending on how you carry it out. Like in English you can say "interesting" plainly or you can say "'innntresting" And it's also a catch phrase used by some Mandarine comedians.


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No. Chinese writing certainly has an early origin in logograms, but so does the Latin alphabet we use – the "A" is actually an ox head, tilted 90 degrees, and borrowed from the first Sumerian cuneiform script. Since classical times, only a few percent of the Chinese language retains such logograms, while the vast majority (+90%) of characters are phonetic ...


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My answer is YES, but only for Traditional Chinese. look at these video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRi4uDCOHfQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc3SftYcors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_NCdH5BscE . . . and so on. The path of from picture to word is only presented in the Traditional Chinese. If you are learning it and you have a teacher, you ...


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Did some research, but all I can find is that both 左 and 右 are actually the same symbol that denotes hand but reversed horizontally in ancient times. This symbol basically formed the top part of the character, which now pointed at same direction. When I was in kindergarten, my teach used to help us to remember them by telling us 右 has a 口 in it, so it's the ...


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Traditionally when we come to radical, we write ⺝ for moon and ⺼ for meat. But those modern fonts are terrible and distinct nothing. The characters under 月 are very limited, and it give meaning from moon, says 期, 望, 朔 are related to moon phase and 朦, 朧, 朗 are related the observation of moon and 朝 is the position of moon. Some of them is degenerated 舟, says ...


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If you're a bricklayer you hold your square bricks in your right hand, you hold a level or ruler in your left. The 口 is your brick, the 工 is your level. Cheers, -dlj.


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The best way to find them is to get a dictionary and look under 月. Or you can find one on line. Check this out: http://xh.5156edu.com/kxbs/z99m90j222.html Many of the characters are quite obscure, though.


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左 looks like it has an "I" in it. I in the alphabet is closer to L (left obviously) 右 looks like it has an "O" in it. O in the alphabet is closer to R (right obviously)


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I learned it had something to do with what you do with your hands, the only one I can recall right now is how I differentiate: When you are working (工) you hold a ruler in left hand and draw with your right.


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上 and 下, the original meaning is up and down, as adverbs. They are very frequently used as verb. (1) The original meaning, for example, 上山砍柴,下河捞鱼。 (2) The social level, for example, 上得了厅堂,下得了厨房。 (3) The begin and end, for example, 上课,下课,上车,下车。 (4) The geometric sense as in map, for example, 北上,南下。 (5) To participate, for example, ...


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上 as a verb could mean "go to" (i.e. could be replaced with 去 without change in meanings) and "ascend/board" which could be understand as go up onto since the floor of vehicles are generally higher and require a upward movement. Anyway, in phrases such as 上卧室, 上 just means "go to". In 上厕所, 上 could mean "go to", but more often it contains the meaning of ...


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Perhaps the differences between Chinese and American (though I'm not sure where you live) educational system is responsible for your confusion. It seems that in the US,students go to different classrooms in different periods,and your classmates may vary too.But in east asia,every student belongs to a group called 班级.Unlike in the US,a 班级 has only one ...


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I think the question has been misunderstood. Do you want the syllable 'fro' or the name of the hairstyle? I don't think the syllable 'fro' can be represented in Chinese. You might approximate with 'folo' = '坲咯‘, 'afro' could then come out as 'a fo lo'='啊坲咯‘. There is no syllable 'fro' or 'flo' in Chinese. I am often very amused when I see Chinese ...


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In addition to "爆炸頭”, you can also say "爆炸裝".


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Simplified Chinese“爆炸头” Traditional Chinese“阿福羅頭,爆炸頭”


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In http://www.thefreedictionary.com/class 4a. A group of students who are taught together, usually at a regularly scheduled time and in the same subject. 4c. The subject material taught to or studied by such a group: found the math class challenging. 班级 is 4a. 课 is 4c.


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汉语动词380例 90页: 干/搞/弄 一、干 1。今天大家干得真不错。 动词"干"的意思是做某事/The meaning of 干 is to do some task,如~活儿、~家务事等。 2。他干翻译工作干了几年了? "干"在这儿的意思是担任某种职务或从事某种工作/Here 干 means to be engaged in some work or to be in charge of something,如~队长、~设计工作等。 二、搞 1。他搞这种工作很有经验。 动词"搞"是表示做某事的意思/搞 means to do or carry out ...


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Differences: 干,办,做,搞,弄 Oh no! My God!!! (我的妈呀!!!). This is the very question that drives even a native Chinese craze. For another question on 的,得,地, you can probably ignore it and that will not damage anything. But this one, oh, it would kill you at once if you abuse them at the right time and the right place. I am warning you that there are dirty (sx) ...


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我还有几件事要(办/做)are basically carry the same meaning, which is official 我还有几件事要(干)I would say this is less formal that the top one, but you can use it in most of the occasions. 他是搞计算机的 here this 搞 = 从事于(engaged in)computer business or industry but sometimes 搞 can express negative meanings like 他把工作搞得一团糟 he screwed his work, we usually use this as a fixed ...


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赶紧 is an adverb and modifies the verb that follows it. It has the meaning of "hurry up to do something". For examples, 赶紧走 hurry up and go 赶紧吃 hurry up and eat 赶紧跟她道歉 hurry up and apologise to her 快 in you example sentence functions as an adverb. It has the meaning of "do something quickly." 你们赶紧走吧 "Hurry up and go" and 你们快走吧 "go quickly" means ...


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As for things like ”I started taking guitar lessons" or "I saw that movie yesterday" you can say 嗯,感觉怎么样?(Oh, how do you like it?) to show your interest in the conversion. Then they may say,不错(well)、一般(average)、糟(bad),and now you are taking control of the conversion. You can comment on their response with few words and talk on something else. ...


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There are excerpts from The Contemporary Chinese Dictionary,which is authority of the Chinese language. First,We talk about the discussion of answer above. Though 'fast' and 'past' can be translated respectively as 快的 and 过去的, in Chinese, no expression like 时间过的真快. As the dictionary says in Interpretation 3: 的 used after a predicate verb to emphasize ...


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In you question, there is not much difference. In other situations, 快 is more often used, for example, 时间过去的很快。我们快到家了。



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