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Jul
3
comment How to ask “is it really so that…”?
An alternate expression: "你当真只有18岁?"
Dec
20
comment How polite is too polite?
Most of the time a nod would do it.
Dec
19
comment Some characters look different handwritten and on the computer - how to learn the differences?
That's just the different between fonts used in Mainland and Taiwan, not computer form and handwriting. I can't type the upper one in my computer because of lack of fonts.
Dec
18
comment How to translate/understand “还不” in “还不是因为爱”
It's nothing but love.
Dec
16
comment How do we know what characters correspond to Chinese names?
That information is missed if characters are not provided. The family names can be found in 百家姓.
Dec
14
comment Why do Chinese “extend” the last word when speaking?
How long specifically? Is the dragging sounds loudly? Is there any other example?
Dec
14
comment Sheep or goat? 一只羊跑过来
Because 'sheep' is usually one of the first 100 words to learn.
Dec
14
comment Are there sentences where 跟 and 和 are interchangeable?
@dr Hannibal Lecter: The difference between "I went to park with my friend" and "My friend and I went to park" if one must tell. But in practice, no one would notice.
Dec
14
comment Why do Chinese “extend” the last word when speaking?
You mean like Ni hao ma~~~?
Dec
14
comment How do I say “damn!” or “bloody hell” in Chinese?
@dr Hannibal Lecter: Yes, 糟糕 is the word. However it usually is said softly and repeatedly, unlike a big, loud /dæm/ could frame the emotion.
Dec
14
comment How do I say “damn!” or “bloody hell” in Chinese?
@dr Hannibal Lecter: That still depends on the occasion as any word. I think it will be a very bad impression if a non-native speaker speaks that way.
Dec
14
comment How do I say “damn!” or “bloody hell” in Chinese?
@Flake: For the record, 靠 did used as a dirty-less replacement for 尻 first, but 尻 is clearly an uncivilized word for typing on the internet.
Dec
14
comment How do I say “damn!” or “bloody hell” in Chinese?
@Flake: But one never says "我尻", instead one says "我靠" or "我操". That is said, 靠 is more like a neutral replacement for 操. It can be used both good or bad way.
Dec
14
comment How do I say “damn!” or “bloody hell” in Chinese?
No, it's not. It's a pure exclamation nowadays.
Dec
14
comment Can native Chinese speakers distinguish tones in songs?
It's totally ok if you couldn't tell. Even many native speakers can't.