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Mother Tongue: Mandarin (Northern China)

Learning Language: English


Mar
20
revised What is the difference between yǐqián (以前) and zhīqián (之前)?
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Mar
19
revised What is the difference between yǐqián (以前) and zhīqián (之前)?
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Mar
11
answered Can you combine sentence structures to denote an extremely short duration?
Mar
11
answered Names of extended family members
Mar
7
comment Chinese [Topolectical] IPA: Ẓ
As a Mandarin native speaker, I see no points of using "IPA" to learn Chinese, unless you are doing some kind of academic research. For just the purpose of learning Mandarin, What you need is just to master Pinyin well. Here is a good video on pinyin. youtube.com/watch?v=VwyQK62tO_U
Mar
7
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Mar
7
revised What are the differences between 男女, 公母, and 雄雌?
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Mar
6
awarded  Yearling
Mar
6
awarded  Organizer
Mar
6
revised How would you say “he does not take criticism well” in Cantonese and in Mandarin?
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Mar
6
comment What are the differences between 男女, 公母, and 雄雌?
公母 can also be used for human. In my dialect(northeast), we say 公母俩 to mean "husband and wife". We can also use 公母 on human in humorous ways. For example, if someone mistakes a girl for a guy (maybe the girl has short hair and wears a suit and tie), then we can tease that person saying: 你怎么分不清公母啊? 雄雌 can be used for human for sure. One sentence in 《木兰诗》 goes: 安能辨我是雄雌?The word 英雄 is well-known, but there is also 英雌(means 女英雄) but not used very often.
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revised How would you say “he does not take criticism well” in Cantonese and in Mandarin?
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comment How would you say “he does not take criticism well” in Cantonese and in Mandarin?
Sorry, I forgot about that. They are all in Mandarin. Thanks. Answer edited.
Mar
6
answered How would you say “he does not take criticism well” in Cantonese and in Mandarin?
Feb
19
revised What is the difference between 很 + adjective and adjective + 得很
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Feb
19
revised What is a good form of address for a male friend who is too old to be 小, too young to be 老, and too humble to be called 大?
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Feb
19
answered Books or websites listing *polysyllabic* Mandarin terms with same pronunciation differing only by tones
Feb
17
answered What is a good form of address for a male friend who is too old to be 小, too young to be 老, and too humble to be called 大?
Jan
21
revised Origin of 乎 as a bound morpheme in words such as 热乎
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Jan
21
answered Origin of 乎 as a bound morpheme in words such as 热乎