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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
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answered Is the cantonese expression 五福臨門 present in Mandarin too?
Jan
16
answered Does 危机 really mean both crisis and opportunity?
Jan
16
comment Does 危机 really mean both crisis and opportunity?
How many kinds of crisis are there? And what are they?
Jan
16
answered Is there a traditional Chinese New Year greeting?
Jan
16
revised What and where is the connection between 压岁钱 and the character 岁 that appears in it?
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Jan
16
comment Use of 龙 in the idiom 车水马龙
The Chinese dragon is very different from the western one.
Jan
16
answered How to express a date in Chinese (lunar) calendar?
Jan
16
answered What and where is the connection between 压岁钱 and the character 岁 that appears in it?
Jan
16
answered Better translation for 春节联欢晚会 than New Year's Gala
Jan
14
comment What is the rule for forming chinese names diminutives?
This is the first time I've seen the word "diminutive". I cannot understand the suffixes you gave in "alphabetical languages". I know "-chan" "-kun", however I don't think I can get the meaning for only these two suffixes. So would you please give a (brief) explanation about what a diminutive is?
Jan
14
comment What is the rule for forming chinese names diminutives?
Can you give an example? I do not think 老 is a honorific particle that can be used for teacher. We would NEVER use 老 for teachers. If you are talking about 老师, that's one word and cannot be split into 老+师. And yes, 小 can be used for both sexes.
Jan
14
answered What is the rule for forming chinese names diminutives?
Jan
14
comment Stative verbs in Chinese: only for adjectives?
I agree. However, unless she is VERY beautiful, we are not likely to say it out :)
Jan
14
comment Stative verbs in Chinese: only for adjectives?
I don't think there is anything wrong with "她漂亮". Any way, that part in my answer is only a guess. The water in that field is too deep.
Jan
14
comment Stative verbs in Chinese: only for adjectives?
Oh ... A long answer ....
Jan
13
revised Stative verbs in Chinese: only for adjectives?
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Jan
13
comment Stative verbs in Chinese: only for adjectives?
@xiaohouzi79 That also depend on how do you define an "adjective". In Chinese, as there is no word separator nor conjugation, it it very hard to define what is a word and what the part of speech is. "绿色的" can be treated as formed with a noun (绿色) and 的, and not a word by itself.
Jan
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revised Stative verbs in Chinese: only for adjectives?
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Jan
13
comment Stative verbs in Chinese: only for adjectives?
Your are right. I'll edit the answer.
Jan
13
answered Stative verbs in Chinese: only for adjectives?