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Oct
29
comment Are there more special numerals like 廿?
No, there is only , though I agree it's cool to combine two . And be careful to use and . I guess 99% native speakers have no idea about it.
Oct
29
answered Are there more special numerals like 廿?
Oct
29
comment Etymology of 其他
The most oldest record I can find now is from 国语. In chapter called 晋语四, 民生安乐,谁知其他?. It is considered this book is written in late 春秋 or early 战国 period. Maybe around 5th century B.C.
Oct
29
comment Etymology of 其他
I don't think so. And this reason is not sufficient enough. In history, Chinese has a great influence on Japanese. But the converse is much less.
Oct
29
comment Is there more than one way to pronounce “knee” in Chinese?
Most native speakers pronounce it as qigai. But in an exam like college entrance exam, usually there is a question for phonetic symbols. And qigai is considered incorrect here. Also in any serious programme in TV or radio, professional broadcasters pronounce it as xigai.
Oct
23
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Oct
19
answered How to explain 讲 in 讲礼貌 and 讲卫生
Oct
13
comment Terms of endearment
@MikeManilone Yes, this literal translation also works. But it seems few people use this one. Usually in a dubbed foreign movie.
Oct
12
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12
answered Terms of endearment
Oct
10
comment Can I use 我的腿累了 for “My legs are tired”?
No, it's not said often in oral. Though the syntax and meaning are OK, we do not say like that usually. Consider 我腿没劲儿了.
Sep
27
comment “If you say so”: Dismissive agreement
The one I said most is "随你便".
Sep
25
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