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Aug
6
revised What is the difference between 免费 and 无偿?
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Jul
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to say “being” as in “Being jewish”
Jul
25
comment How to say “being” as in “Being jewish”
@200_success I suppose it depends what you are trying to convey. 当 can denote a hypothetical condition, so it could be used if you weren't Jewish but were talking about what it would be like being Jewish.
Jul
24
answered Yale tone marks and low-level 'h' for vowel-less syllables
Jul
22
comment Third tone sandhi: when (if ever) does 3 3 become 3 0 instead of 2 3?
possible duplicate of Is there a tone sandhi rule that "4 3" changes to "4 0"?
Jul
22
comment Third tone sandhi: when (if ever) does 3 3 become 3 0 instead of 2 3?
@chapka You can refer to the answer in this very similar question: chinese.stackexchange.com/a/5753/166
Jul
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on 日 and 月: Transition from pictographs to hanzi
Jul
11
reviewed Close when will we use 没(mei3) and 不(bu4) before verb in sentences?
Jul
9
reviewed Close tones when singing a chinese song?
Jul
8
reviewed Looks OK Can someone translate this charm?
Jul
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can someone translate this charm?
Jun
30
comment What does 非也 mean?
也 is not a modal particle; rather, it is a copula (similar to the word 'to be' in English or 是 in Modern Chinese) that appears at the end of a sentence in Classical Chinese. 非 means "not so", so 非也 as a whole means "it is not so".
Jun
30
revised Hong Kong Cantonese variations
fixing formatting
Jun
30
revised Translations: 'Crack' as in 'Crack Knuckles'
fix spelling
Jun
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why does 三明治 mean sandwich when 三 means 3, 明 means bright/clear, and 治 means to rule?
Jun
21
comment “醡” and “炸” in “醡醬麵” and “炸醬麵”
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Jun
17
comment 角/毛 (10 cents) for money: why?
I thought it might be relevant to note that in Cantonese, 毫 is still used as the colloquial term for 10 cents.
Jun
17
revised 角/毛 (10 cents) for money: why?
fix typo in 毫
Jun
12
reviewed Leave Open Are there words in Mandarin written by characters for other words that mean the same thing?
Jun
12
reviewed Close Radicals: inescapable?