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Jan
6
comment Why is stroke order important when writing Chinese characters?
@Alenanno: No, I'm talking about stroke order. It's mostly invisible after the character is on paper and thus if other people consider me to be illiterate because I write my characters differently than they do, then I consider their opinion of me to be baseless, false, and worthless, and offensive. If I produce a legible, correct character, who cares what order I wrote the strokes in?
Jan
6
comment Why is stroke order important when writing Chinese characters?
If someone can write a character from memory when they need to, wouldn't that be a sign of LITERACY instead of illiteracy (because the stroke order is "wrong")? Sheesh, what a pointless, snobby rule! The first sign of illiteracy is when someone can't read, not when their handwriting is bad. Honestly that notion offends me so much I feel like I should learn an incorrect stroke order for every character just to stick it to the snobs who feel it's intrinsically important.
Dec
21
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Dec
20
revised Tips for pronouncing X vs SH in Mandarin?
Edited the question because it's really asking about sh and not s
Dec
20
suggested approved edit on Tips for pronouncing X vs SH in Mandarin?
Dec
18
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
16
answered Translation of 火箭扫雷车
Dec
16
answered Looking for Pinyin standards
Dec
15
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Dec
15
answered Why is 有 (yǒu) the only verb that requires 没 while other verbs can use 不?
Dec
15
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Dec
15
revised How to describe differences between Cantonese and Mandarin?
Added link to Language Log discussion about how Cantonese is far more different than Mandarin than people like to admit.
Dec
15
answered How to practice reading for beginners?
Dec
14
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Dec
14
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Dec
14
comment What is the difference between 作 and 做?
@GeoffreyZheng: Awesome, is it an adjective? 那个人很做作 ?
Dec
14
answered How to describe differences between Cantonese and Mandarin?
Dec
14
answered Are children's books a good starting place for beginners?
Dec
14
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Dec
13
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