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revised 條 or 個 as classifier for road (路) in Cantonese?
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Apr
9
reviewed Looks Good Chinese equivalent of “I can honestly say…”
Apr
9
reviewed Satisfactory What qualities does Hong Kong Mandarin have?
Apr
9
reviewed Satisfactory Why does 拉倒 mean “forget about it”?
Apr
9
reviewed Satisfactory (Cantonese) What's the right context in which to say, “三九唔識七”?
Apr
9
reviewed Excellent Is 了 optional when a time word is present?
Apr
9
reviewed Excellent “醡” and “炸” in “醡醬麵” and “炸醬麵”
Apr
9
reviewed Satisfactory Origin of beautiful kingdom and hero kingdom
Apr
9
reviewed Satisfactory Is the “to” in “Let's meet from 4 _to_ five”, 到?
Apr
9
reviewed Excellent Chengyu with two numbers
Apr
9
reviewed Satisfactory Headline: “YouTube创始人从雅虎手中收购Delicious”. What is the purpose of “手中”
Apr
9
reviewed Needs Improvement How many characters do Chinese pupils know at different ages?
Apr
3
reviewed Looks Good Better ways to translate 积极?
Apr
2
reviewed Leave Open DATE/PERIOD expression 2010年10-12 means year 2010 from October to December, or year 2010 October 12th?
Mar
25
reviewed Close Is it difficult to study simplified characters after learnt traditional one?
Mar
22
reviewed Close What does this Chinese symbol mean?
Mar
21
comment Alternative name for moon cakes?
@user58955 That's a great example. The Wikipedia article for the dish also indicates that it comes from the Teochew word for soy sauce. I don't know Teochew, but Cantonese uses a similar word for soy sauce: 豉油 (sih yàuh).
Mar
21
answered Alternative name for moon cakes?
Mar
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What does this Chinese symbol mean?
Mar
20
comment Does the beta like character (as in 陳, 附 and many more) in Chinese have a special meaning?
There is a tendency to analyze characters as pictograms when it isn't necessarily warranted. Most Chinese characters are actually phono-semantic compounds rather than pictograms. For instance, 附 should simply be analyzed as a phono-semantic compound with the components 阝 and 付 (i.e., it specifies a word that sounds similar to 付 with a meaning related to 阜), rather than a pictographic compound of 阝, 亻, and 寸.