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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
17
answered Chinese weather periods
Jan
16
comment What is the exact meaning and etymology of 拜年?
In some places people still kowtow now. And this event also exists inside a family, younger generation (not only children) will 拜年 to the elder generation. The pocket money is only given to children though.
Jan
16
answered Which expression do native speakers actually use: Chinese New Year or Spring Festival (or other)?
Jan
16
comment Is the cantonese expression 五福臨門 present in Mandarin too?
@Huang The link is from wikisource.
Jan
16
revised Does 危机 really mean both crisis and opportunity?
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Jan
16
comment Is the cantonese expression 五福臨門 present in Mandarin too?
@Alenanno, I have to look up what "五福" are.
Jan
16
revised Is the cantonese expression 五福臨門 present in Mandarin too?
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Jan
16
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 :)