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Hi Jimmy let me try to add some flavor to the answers: Q1: Do Chinese people generally agree upon how a sentence should be segmented into its compounds? Yes and No. Internet youngsters would disagree upon the normal segmentation of words and even use wrong characters to represent an added meaning to the original word, example: 我要和你生猴子 "I wanna give ...


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"fighter jet" is something originally from an ad that was popular many years ago: 波导手机,手机中的战斗机 The ad aims to emphasize the extent to which their cell phones are more superior than others (fighter jets are much faster than normal jets). It had repeated many times for a long period, so many people got to know it very well. Since then, "fighter jet" is also ...


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"Q: Are there large discrepancies between what Chinese consider to be words?" No. It is very clear what is a word and what not. A word can consist of one or more characters. Thus, a single character can be either a word by itself or is part of a polysyllabic word. Like in every other existing language, a word does officially either exist or not. Q: Do ...



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