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Sep
27
reviewed Looks OK When saying Japanese place names like “秋叶原”, do people always use the respective Chinese pronunciation?
Sep
25
reviewed Close character-identification
Sep
24
comment When saying Japanese place names like “秋叶原”, do people always use the respective Chinese pronunciation?
I would add that some transit systems in Japan have stop announcements in Chinese, and they read place names using the Mandarin pronunciations. For place names that have non-Kanji components, they are simply left out of the Mandarin reading (e.g., 西ヶ原 Nishigahara becomes 西原 Xīyuán). One exception to this is ノ no, which is translated to 之, a Chinese character of equivalent meaning (e.g., 丸ノ内 Marunouchi becomes 丸之内 Wánzhīnèi).
Sep
24
reviewed Approve character-identification
Sep
24
reviewed Approve What does “理所应当的美好” mean?
Sep
24
reviewed Approve Proper translation of “定位” to English?
Sep
23
reviewed Looks OK Why is 的 necessary in 你是什么时候买的苹果?
Sep
22
reviewed Approve Can native Chinese speakers distinguish tones in songs?
Sep
22
reviewed Approve How to differentiate MacBook Air from MacBook Pro in Chinese?
Sep
22
reviewed Approve Differences Between Classes of *过 Verbs ( 通过, 经过, 透过, 穿过, etc. )
Sep
19
comment What does the `的` mean in `我是九点去上班的`?
+1 for the correct analysis of the sentence structure.
Sep
16
reviewed No Action Needed Where can I find resources to improve my listening ability?
Sep
16
comment What is the word for “they/them”?
There's also 祂, with the radical 示, which is almost exclusively used in Chinese translations of the Christian Bible to refer to God.
Sep
16
comment What is the word for “they/them”?
牠 is not the strict traditional form of 它. Rather, both 牠 and 它 were merged into 它 in simplified Chinese. Traditionally, 牠 referred to animate objects whereas 它 referred to inanimate objects.
Sep
16
comment Tone three sandhi
possible duplicate of 我(也)很好 and tone sandhi
Sep
6
reviewed Close Can someone please translate this Chinese picture to English?
Sep
4
reviewed Close Could someone translate text carved on my flute?
Aug
28
reviewed Approve What is written in this satellite photograph?
Aug
28
reviewed Approve 翻译这个传统的中国地图 --坤輿萬國全圖--
Aug
28
reviewed Reopen Character Gaps On Comic Conversation : 5