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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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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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借 can mean borrow or lent of any thing 借入 ( borrow ), 借車 (borrow a car) 借出 (lent out), 借出房間 ( lent out a room) 貸 only refer to lent of money 貸出 (lent out)


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錢 (n) money ** less formal form of 金錢 金錢 (n) money ; (adj.) monetary ** more formal form of 錢 Examples: 有錢 - have money ; rich; wealthy 等錢使 - in need of money 浪費金錢 - waste money 金錢損失 - monetary lost 金錢補償 - monetary compensation 款/款項 (n) sum of money 巨款 - huge sum of money 現款 - a sum of money in cash 提款 - withdraw a sum of money


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节约款 is not widely seen, but there are some examples. 1.韩版节约款男装衬衫 2.节约款六成奖励医务人员 The first 款 means style, pattern. But I am not sure if it's a cheap style or a slim style. The second 款 means money. The context says a hospital takes measures to cut the cost and the surplus is given to the staff as a bonus. 时间就是款 is an improper use. 有款的人 does not mean a ...


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生活 is daily life, about how you wear, eat, live, transportation and every details. 生命 is related to death. If someone dies, we say he loses his life (生命).


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In terms of usage here are the common use for those words. 金钱 = Usually represent wealth in writting. 時間就是金錢 (time is money) 我的金錢 (my wealth) 钱 = Money Most common form of money 多少钱 (how much) 款 usually means fund (in terms of money) for example: (款) 信用卡还款 -- credit card transferring (funds) 退款- refound


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生活 - everyday life. 生命 - from birth to death.


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We don't usually say 贷钱, but we do say 贷款 a lot, which is a more official way of saying 借钱. For example, If you borrow money from your friend, you 借钱 from your friend. In this case it's more casual, and the amount of money is usually not too much. If you go to the bank for a loan, you 贷款 from the bank. In this case it's more official, and the ...


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生活 is life as in "family life/private life/sex life/working life". 生命 is life as in "Cats are supposed to have nine lives/He lost his life in an accident"



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