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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.


May
5
comment Official translation for “南繁”?
As a Chinese who has also written several research papers, I can tell that the English translation in Chinese journals cannot always be trusted.
May
5
reviewed Close Is there an offline program I could download for the Chinese telegraph code 中文电码?
May
5
comment Official translation for “南繁”?
Well, if it is used in a company name, then only the company can give the "official" translation.
May
5
comment How to introduce “Husband” in social occasions?
As a native, I have to search the web to know what 外子 means.
Apr
30
comment 地 pronunciation variation
Peking Opera (you wrote as Chinese Opera in your answer. China has too many different kinds of opera) is quite different from pop song. Peking Opera does have its only rules on pronunciation of characters. In Peking opera, no only the tones, but also the pronunciation itself will change.
Apr
30
comment 地 pronunciation variation
This is because tone are realized by pitch change, and pitch is constrained in songs. So when a character corresponds to only one note, its pitch would be flat and it sounds like 1st tone (this only flat tone in Mandarin).
Apr
4
comment what are the different and usage between 已 and 己
It is not 已为, but 以为 。 and 已往 should be 以往。
Mar
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
28
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
31
comment Does anyone recognize the characters written on this home shrine?
The are some characters covered by the flowers.
Dec
22
awarded  Yearling
Sep
14
comment Is there any authoritative works related to measure words?
There are dictionaries about measure words.
Sep
2
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Is this sentence ambiguous out of context?
Aug
28
answered How to say she short changed me (without negative conotation)?
Aug
23
answered correct pinyin and pronunciation for 太阳
Aug
23
comment correct pinyin and pronunciation for 太阳
@Stan "tai4 yang2" sounds normal to me, but "yue4 linag4" does not. So for 月亮, a neutral tone is a must. That's why 现代汉语词典 has the pronunciation like that.
Jul
19
answered Which marital verbs are used for same-sex marriages?
Jun
20
comment Meaning of “~~” at the end of a sentence
And I think you cannot consider one use of "~~" formal just because a famous writer used it.
Jun
20
comment Meaning of “~~” at the end of a sentence
The use in the dictionary are only in dictionaries, and introduced in the introductions(凡例) in the dictionary. They are only used for easy reading and printing of the dictionary. So it should not be considered a "formal" use of the symbol, as the dictionary can choose any symbol for this purpose, as long as it give a detailed introduction to the symbols used. However, nearly all dictionary choose to use "~" now for this purpose.
Mar
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Could you explain the structure of this sentence?