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Mother Tongue: Mandarin (Northern China)

Learning Language: English


Mar
21
revised Chinese equivalent of 'Surprise!'
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Mar
21
answered Chinese equivalent of 'Surprise!'
Mar
20
comment Strategies to discourage uptalk in Chinese language learners?
I think the issue you have is not your classmates' uptalking, but the extra time the teacher spends on correcting them. I suggest this: when someone uptalks, the teacher just asks that student to say this sentence ONCE: 第二次世界大战正在迫近, then move on. You may have noticed that all the characters in that sentence have the fourth tone.
Mar
20
answered Is 工作详细情况 similar to Work Experience?
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 Placeholder: 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
awarded  Excavator
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.
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 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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