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Native Chinese raised and lived near and in Beijing for nearly thirty years. Currently a PhD student studying in Tsinghua University. Not a linguist, but research interest in related to linguists, so have basic knowledge of linguist. Can speak English and Japanese.


Jan
11
comment Special meanings applied to numbers 0 - 10
As a matter of fact 6 and 8 are the most liked digits in China. Number plates or telephone numbers with a lot of these two numbers can sell a very good price.
Jan
11
comment What are the uses of 什会 and from which area?
The reading should be "shíhuì", I think, though I've never seen the word.
Jan
11
comment Special meanings applied to numbers 0 - 10
6 has a very good meaning from "六六大顺" in mandarin.
Jan
11
answered What is the status of 什么来的 and 什么来着 in standard and colloquial Mandarin Chinese?
Jan
10
comment Characters which have several different shapes
In printings, yes. (I've been in Japan for nearly a year, and in Taiwan once for a very short time.) In handwriting, we can have more variations. Sometimes non-standard forms are used in handwriting.
Jan
10
comment Characters which have several different shapes
In the above example, T1-4E7E is a standard from Taiwan, J0-443E is from a standard of Japan, K0-7241 is from a standard of Korea. Generally, in mainland China, the standard in mainland China is used, in Japan, the standard in Japan is used. There is no universal standard, that a shape can be used in any where in any language. The shapes are selected by using different fonts.
Jan
10
answered Characters which have several different shapes
Jan
10
revised Is there a Chinese WordNet?
deleted 1 characters in body
Jan
10
answered Is there a Chinese WordNet?
Jan
10
answered What is the meaning of 相声?
Jan
10
comment What is 猫舅 in the following sentence?
I've never heard of it. I think you'd better ask himself. It may be a nickname of somebody. It may be a character in some cartoon/TV/novel. It may be ...
Jan
9
answered What are the differences between 男女, 公母, and 雄雌?
Jan
9
comment What are the differences between 男女, 公母, and 雄雌?
We have another pair called 公母.
Jan
9
comment Number two in chinese: 二 vs 两
Not related to your questions: Do you know that 1 can sometimes be read as "幺(yāo)"? Like 110 -- 幺幺零. (Or maybe I should put this in chat)
Jan
8
comment What's the difference between 学 and 学习?
I don't think I can give you an answer right now. However, "学习" can be transitive. 我学习中文 is perfectly OK for me.
Jan
8
comment What's the difference between 学 and 学习?
The 2nd example should be 我在大学学习.
Jan
8
comment Where is the correct place to use 您 when addressing others?
您两位 or 您几位 can be used as plural of 您.
Jan
8
comment How to translate “你给我滚” properly
"给我" does not mean "get away", that's the "滚" part. And "你给我滚" is never polite.
Jan
6
comment Do acronyms borrowed from English use neutral tone (aka tone 0 or tone 5) for all syllables?
@hippietrail: English letters use syllables (and phonemes) that do not exist in Chinese. That is already against Chinese phonology. We say Chinese has four tones (and neutral tone) because syllable with different tones would have different meanings. But for English letter, however they are pronounced, the meaning won't change (though may become hard to understand). In this sense, they do not take tones.
Jan
6
comment Do acronyms borrowed from English use neutral tone (aka tone 0 or tone 5) for all syllables?
@hippietrail: In Japanese, every English letter got its own kana notation, which uses Japanese sound to mimic the English pronunciation. So the letters then get a (half-)standard way to be pronounced in Japanese.