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Feb
26
comment Analog of Hong Kong grade level for Chinese characters?
@CA55CE37 What is "education adjustments' information"? :)
Oct
31
comment Analog of Hong Kong grade level for Chinese characters?
@50-3 Thanks, I'm aware of HSK but am looking for something that may be in official or at least wide-spread use in the Chinese indigenous school system. BTW, do you know where one can obtain official vocabulary lists for HSK (from a reference book or, better, online source)?
Oct
12
comment What is na4zi4pang2 (pinyin) in the decomposition of na4 (那)?
+1 and BTW I've also upvoted @Stan's very informed answer.
Oct
12
comment What is na4zi4pang2 (pinyin) in the decomposition of na4 (那)?
Now what does this show? So native2ascii can go from font characters to Unicode code points? The question is concerned with interpreting a bitmap. If I consult the Unihan database I can go both ways between characters and code points but still not start from a bitmap. BTW, if I apply Chinese OCR to na4zi4pang2, it fails.
Oct
12
comment What is na4zi4pang2 (pinyin) in the decomposition of na4 (那)?
@NS.X. +1 I see. The verbatim translation of the pinyin really helped here. What I'm taking away from your comment (BTW, if you want to post it as answer, I would be inclined to accept it as the answer) also is that the term radical need not refer to the 214 radicals from the Kangxi dictionary alone.
Oct
11
comment How does CJK Decomposition compare to the Wikimedia Commons Chinese characters decomposition data?
I have in front of me the New Practical Chinese Reader (the German translation actually). It list many decomposition and since this is apparently a very well-researched book I wonder what its scholarly reference regarding "C" decompositions may have been.
Aug
6
comment Chinese proverb: If you want happiness for a lifetime, help the younger generation?
@xiaohouzi79 I do appreciate that you gave an explanation for the hold and even suggested a concrete way forward. However, I cannot help but wonder how many other questions would have to go if you eradicated all fact-checking ones :) Anyway, I've got a sufficient answer in one of the comments and I respect the rules, so that's fine.
Aug
2
comment Chinese proverb: If you want happiness for a lifetime, help the younger generation?
@NS.X. You got me there: I keep a collection of quotes and at some point in the past wrote down this one with its then source. Unfortunately I can't retrace the origin any longer.
Aug
2
comment Chinese proverb: If you want happiness for a lifetime, help the younger generation?
@Yang I didn't quite understand what you meant by "leaving the restriction of proverb". However, if it helps the cause, I'm certainly happy to leave it and look at similar phrases (or quotes) instead. Meanwhile I also hope our moderator's patience does not run out ... :)
Aug
2
comment Chinese proverb: If you want happiness for a lifetime, help the younger generation?
@Yang ok & thx. I'll do some more research elsewhere based on this insight.
Aug
2
comment Chinese proverb: If you want happiness for a lifetime, help the younger generation?
@Stan actually I think (with the help of Google translate, etc. :) your 教育下一代,幸福一辈子 comes quite close :) If you want to write it up as an answer together with a suitable link to a mixed English/Chinese site or some other reputable Chinese source for confirmation, I'd perhaps accept it :) Thx/谢谢
Aug
2
comment Chinese proverb: If you want happiness for a lifetime, help the younger generation?
I think this is semantically different: it seems to indicate e.g. that children may care for their parents in old age whereas the other proverb indicates e.g. that teaching can be a noble profession.
Aug
2
comment Chinese proverb: If you want happiness for a lifetime, help the younger generation?
Of course I can type the quote into Google (and Google translate, and what have you, and of course I did), but what I'm basically looking for is the judgement of somebody who is familiar with the language plus the culture.
Jan
17
comment Graded Mandarin Chinese podcasts or e-books
+1 esp. for suggestion about Manga.
Jan
16
comment What is the best way to teach a child Mandarin?
Tiger Mother joke: Buy him/her a text book on String Theory in Chinese Mandarin translation. That addresses two challenges at the same time :)
Jan
16
comment Character layout in calligraphy e.g. with respect to a quotation from Confucius
can/did upvote now :) Thanks again.
Jan
16
comment Graded Mandarin Chinese podcasts or e-books
I see your point, and these abbreviated works (e.g. Les Miserables in 1,500 mots) cannot do the authors any real justice. On the other hand they got me (as an adult student and avid reader) started in French, so there is definitely an upside as well. In my experience interests and sources of motivations differ widely between students, so it is important to offer a whole range of choices. Here is another fun one: podcast with daily news in Latin from Finland :)
Dec
10
comment Character layout in calligraphy e.g. with respect to a quotation from Confucius
Excellent, thank you. (Cannot upvote yet, since new to this forum.)