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May
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reviewed Close How to pronounce Zengyang?
May
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reviewed Close 餐馆, 饭馆, 酒家, 饭店 - restaurant in Chinese?
Apr
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awarded  Custodian
Apr
30
reviewed Looks OK What does “大概” mean? Are there any words with the same meaning?
Apr
30
reviewed Reopen Is there a word in Chinese to mean “mostly”? Is “大多” appropriate?
Apr
30
revised Why is (是) shi4 dropped in this sentence:“我很好”?
Clarify answer so it's easier to follow
Apr
30
comment Why is (是) shi4 dropped in this sentence:“我很好”?
@Ming That's fair. :) I suppose I meant "simply" as "most concisely".
Apr
28
comment How to say, “Did you hold your cellphone close to your face?” in Cantonese?
Oops, I meant zyu6 instead of zyu3. It's too late to edit my original comment unfortunately.
Apr
28
reviewed Leave Open Why is (是) shi4 dropped in this sentence:“我很好”?
Apr
28
reviewed Close Learn Chinese Step 1: Sounds (Pinyins). How different is it to English sounds and are there any good tips to learn?
Apr
28
reviewed Close Learn Chinese Step 2: Characters. Are there any good tips to learn the writing and make sense of these square characters?
Apr
28
revised How to say, “Did you hold your cellphone close to your face?” in Cantonese?
fix typo
Apr
28
comment Why is (是) shi4 dropped in this sentence:“我很好”?
@NS.X. I wouldn't necessarily say that this question is a duplicate of that one. While the answer to that question helps to answer this one, these two questions are fundamentally different. This question asks why 是 is not needed; the other question asks what word in the sentence is playing the role of the verb and how does it behave.
Apr
28
comment How to say, “Did you hold your cellphone close to your face?” in Cantonese?
@user3410 I think you meant to address your question to @abcs, but I can answer this anyway. In Cantonese, the continuous aspect is expressed using the zyu3 verb suffix. This is indeed cognate with Mandarin's zhe suffix, written as 著 or 着. In Cantonese though, 著/着 is typically pronounced with the literary pronunciation zoek6. In order to indicate that the zyu3 pronunciation is intended, 住 is often written instead.
Apr
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revised Stative verbs in Chinese: only for adjectives?
adding tags
Apr
28
answered Why is (是) shi4 dropped in this sentence:“我很好”?
Apr
25
comment What is the difference between 依然 and 仍然?
@user1551 In this case I would more accurately describe 依然 as a predicate that consists of a verb-object compound. 依 is the verb and 然 is the object. The reason why 仍然 is not possible is because 仍 is not a verb. In Classical Chinese, 然 can be a standalone word meaning "such, so", roughly corresponding to modern 这样 or 那样. 然 has fossilized in Modern Chinese and is now restricted to set words, the etymology of many of which can be traced back to this usage.
Apr
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reviewed Looks OK What is the difference between 投诉 and 抱怨?
Apr
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reviewed Leave Open How to say, “Did you hold your cellphone close to your face?” in Cantonese?
Apr
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comment How to say, “Did you hold your cellphone close to your face?” in Cantonese?
The character for lik1 is 搦. It's a nasal-stop alternant of ling1 拎.