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Apr
25
comment Why don't Cantonese speakers write their own language?
I tried to keep the core question while removing assumptions about how Cantonese feel about their language.
Mar
9
comment A Golden Rule for When Chinese Repeat a Word Twice X Twice? 热热闹闹
Please keep your comments polite and relevant to the question and answer. For a longer discussion, use the chat area.
Jan
1
comment How do I translate “附件是我做的方案针对目前我们存在的问题”?
I just added a translation of your answer to English. I hope I understood it correctly.
Aug
27
comment Why is 两 used for quantities of two rather than 二?
Please don't depend on the explanation from another site or a video. Links eventually break, and then this answer will be useless. Please include enough explanation here to be useful, and provide the link to the video for more detail.
Aug
8
comment The meaning of a Chinese inscription found under a little sculpture
This answer is contributing to the research effort, @Maroon. I think it's helpful.
Jul
26
comment How are blanks indicated for placeholders in Chinese (like ???)
The only translations I could find are very literal, @Sqrtbottle: 一千年 and 千年间. Sorry about the irrelevant quibble, but the first millenium is from 1CE to 1000CE, because there is no year 0.
Jun
19
comment A game for Chinese learners
Sorry that your question got closed. This kind of topic is a better fit for our chat site, because there isn't a "right answer".
Aug
8
comment Translation of “you cut I choose”
It was in my dictionary, @wuyefeibao.
Aug
6
comment Phrases with most popular characters?
Actually, @RuslanGerasimov, Mnemosyne will run natively on GNU/Linux. Check out their site or look in your package manager.
Aug
1
comment Are there word games in Chinese?
I just learned a new name for word games: 字谜. I still haven't found a good source of them yet.
Jun
13
comment What does this mean: 操
This question appears to be off-topic because it looks like a vulgar word was posted as a joke.
May
8
comment How to translate the following grammar-pattern: 让/叫 N+V —— N还/ 就真 V (呀)
This answers a small part of the question, so it looks good to me.
May
8
comment Can anyone tell me what this means?
There are several tools that will try to recognize a character as you write it with your mouse. For example, try MDBG and click on the paint brush next to the search box.
Apr
28
comment What is the difference between 列车 and 火车
Please include at least a short English translation of your answer.
Apr
2
comment Meaning of 只 in 只把思念积压在我心头
Can you explain what you mean by "backlog"? Perhaps you mean "remains".
Mar
8
comment Chengyu with two numbers
I think this does answer part of the question, @xiaohouzi, "What are the number-pairs?" I'm going to undelete.
Feb
19
comment Sheep or goat? 一只羊跑过来
Nice example of the reverse situation with the English word, "cousin".
Nov
5
comment Academic explanation for rhyming fillers with irrelevant meaning in doggerel
Yes, @KangMing, a well-known example is blowing a raspberry. I recently learned the origin of that term is "raspberry tart", which rhymes with "fart".
Oct
26
comment How to write 400,002,000 in Chinese properly?
I was taught the way you describe, @daodaoxx, but the Wikipedia reference claims that usage of 二 and 两 varies between dialects and even individual speakers within a dialect or region.
Oct
18
comment What does 就算这次做错也只是怕错过 mean?
Welcome to the site. As the FAQ says, please show that you did some research before asking for a translation.