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Sep
8
comment Is this sentence ambiguous out of context?
@StumpyJoePete: I did not, but it is an interesting question!
Sep
8
accepted Is this sentence ambiguous out of context?
Sep
1
comment Difference between 与,和 and 跟?
chinese.stackexchange.com/q/378/25 Related?
Sep
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asked Is this sentence ambiguous out of context?
Aug
28
comment What is 人 doing in 你现在人在哪里?
Helpful info, thanks!
Aug
28
comment What is 人 doing in 你现在人在哪里?
Also, is it necessary to separate the two 在s? Or is it just something which makes you sound more natural or "more native"?
Aug
28
comment What is 人 doing in 你现在人在哪里?
Oh, so "你现在在哪里?" can be used to mean "where are you [intellectually]"? Is it in the sense of "what are you thinking about right now" or "what do you think now [about that issue we talked about earlier]"? I'm guessing the latter..?
Aug
26
accepted What is 人 doing in 你现在人在哪里?
Aug
26
comment What is 人 doing in 你现在人在哪里?
That makes it much clearer, thanks!
Aug
26
comment What is 人 doing in 你现在人在哪里?
This may be a stupid question, but how are the answers to those questions different? Aren't they both asking about physical location?
Aug
26
asked What is 人 doing in 你现在人在哪里?
Aug
14
comment What is 被 doing in sentence “这种病在三十年前就被根除了”?
@JamesJiao / NS.X: Thanks for this, the English examples are quite helpful, I think I understand the general theme here. Grammar is not my strong suit, I just kind of intuit my way through languages, so hopefully I'll get a chance to pracise this some day.
Aug
12
comment What is 被 doing in sentence “这种病在三十年前就被根除了”?
Well, that makes sense now. Is there a fixed number of Chinese verbs which can have this form with 被, or you can "convert" any verb that fits the sentence?
Aug
12
accepted What is 被 doing in sentence “这种病在三十年前就被根除了”?
Aug
12
comment What is 被 doing in sentence “这种病在三十年前就被根除了”?
That "active form with passive meaning" part doesn't sound confusing at all! :)
Aug
10
awarded  Taxonomist
Aug
10
asked What is 被 doing in sentence “这种病在三十年前就被根除了”?
Jul
26
comment How does tone sandhi apply in people's names?
Thanks, this is exactly what I wanted to know. I left the question open for a few days in case someone else wants to chip in, but it seems your answer covered it all. Thanks!
Jul
26
accepted How does tone sandhi apply in people's names?
Jul
21
asked How does tone sandhi apply in people's names?