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Mother Tongue: Mandarin (Northern China)

Learning Language: English


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
Dec
27
answered 忠美聖愛仁義利義好哀恕 -I believe this is a proverb relating to Confucian values, but I can't break it into separate words
Dec
10
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Dec
7
comment "不甘心“ in English?
How about "not reconciled to"?
Dec
6
comment Weird usage of 不
When a word/phrase has only one element, it is obvious that this element is what we can negate. But when there are more elements, there are multiple ways to do the negation. We can negate each element. 做完 has 2 elements, the action and the result. So I belive we can negate either. Negate action: 没做完/不做完, or negate result: 做不完. Just think about NOT in this sentence "He has NOT been living here for long." What does NOT negate? It doesn't negate the action of "living", but the time (how long he has been living here). Anywway, that is my understanding, and we can agree to disagree.
Dec
6
comment Weird usage of 不
@JanusBahsJacquet So what would be the negative answer to the question 你在三点前做完吗? It would be 我不在三点前做完。I don't think 我在三点前不做完 is a valid sentence. Of cause we CAN use 不做完,but we need to use it in a different way, like this: 你不做完就不能回家。
Dec
6
comment Weird usage of 不
@JanusBahsJacquet 做完 can also mean 做得完. For example: A - 你能在3点前做完吗? B - 不能,我做不完。
Dec
4
revised Using 都 when refering to both subject and objects
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Dec
4
answered Using 都 when refering to both subject and objects
Nov
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answered Why use 了 in saying I'm hungry?
Nov
19
comment unix(apue) 高级程序设计理解问题
@whatout 我的理解是,输出是有缓冲的,即所输出的内容暂时存在内存中。若下个数据请求所要的数据仍在缓冲中,则直接从缓冲中读出,不必从内核中读取了。有两种情况下,输出缓冲中旧‌​有的数据要被清除,因为要放入新的数据。1)以非缓冲形式请求输入(即要求直接从内核中读数据), 2)以缓冲形式请求输入但所需数据不在缓冲中,所以只能从内核中读出。这两种情况归为,只要从内核中读数据,旧的缓冲数据都将被清除,以放入新的数据。
Nov
18
comment unix(apue) 高级程序设计理解问题
@whatout 我翻译完后,才注意到你提到的书名《Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment》。我手头儿上正好有这本书的中文版(10多年前在国内买的)。我翻到那一段,发现译得比较生硬,还没有我翻译得好呢。英文好的话,这种技术书,要‌​看英文原版的。中文版的,很少有翻译得准确流畅的。
Nov
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answered unix(apue) 高级程序设计理解问题
Nov
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revised Weird usage of 不
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Nov
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answered Weird usage of 不
Nov
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answered What does 了mean in this sentence?
Nov
12
answered Questions on usage of 可