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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
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
13
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?
Jan
12
answered How are new words added to the Chinese language?
Jan
12
answered Special meanings applied to numbers 0 - 10
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?
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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)