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Jan
6
comment 着 vs 著? Is it the same
Check 異體字字典, you will find 着 in many ancient Chinese dictionaries.
Jan
6
comment 着 vs 著? Is it the same
@DrunkenMaster that's right. I've never seen 着名 either :)
Jan
6
comment 着 vs 著? Is it the same
@DrunkenMaster traditional Chinese has 着 as a folk form of 著. Since Song Dynasty, the functions of these two characters has been differentiated. As the auxiliary word pronounced zhe, Taiwan insists on using its "correct" form 著 (then 着 is always obsolete as a variant character in formal writing in Taiwan), but in Hong Kong and mainland China, formal documents should use 着 according to their standards (for HK, it's 常用字字形表).
Jan
5
comment In which Chinese topolect might 門 be transcribed as <mum>?
In 粵語, 平話, 客語, none of the topolects has the "-um" sound for 門. So maybe they just made a mistake.
Jan
5
reviewed Looks OK How is 得 used in this sentence?
Jan
2
reviewed Looks OK What's the Least Awkward Way To Say “I am Not A Native Chinese Speaker” In Chinese?
Dec
31
reviewed Reviewed “Today” in Spoken Singaporean Mandarin
Dec
31
comment “Today” in Spoken Singaporean Mandarin
"In modern society" doesn't mean "in modern Singapore society", so this doesn't actually answer OP's question.
Dec
31
reviewed No Action Needed Tàu-tīn vs. tsò-hué in Hokkien
Dec
28
reviewed Looks OK What is the difference between “我还没打算” and “我还没决定”
Dec
28
reviewed Looks OK Difference between 捞 and 拿?
Dec
28
comment Understanding/Translating: 空无
What about nihility? Or maybe sunyata, abhava.
Dec
27
reviewed No Action Needed Hokkien pronunciation of `白头偕老`
Dec
27
comment What's the Most Likely Chinese Version of this Odd “Chinglish”?
I agree with the second answer in that Language Log post: "牺牲我一个,幸福千万家", "牺牲小家,保卫/幸福大家", etc. Anyway, that's the most terrible situation, they didn't just translate that sentence by machine (if so it can be easily understood by Chinese people with some English knowledge), they intentionally made it sound "idiomatic" :(
Dec
27
comment Meaning of 莫逮 in Classical texts?
Because I don't have a dictionary for classical texts at hand, I'm not sure if it has other meanings, besides, I don't quite like writing single-line answers :)
Dec
26
comment Meaning of 莫逮 in Classical texts?
莫=不, 逮=及, so 莫逮=不及 (cannot reach that level). I'm not kidding XD
Dec
25
reviewed Leave Open Is knowing how Chinese Characters are formed common knowledge?
Dec
25
reviewed Looks OK When is 我 pronounced ě?
Dec
18
reviewed Looks OK Is the symbol in the images a chinese letter?
Dec
17
comment How would you say, “Don't let price interfere with your happiness” in Cantonese?
I feel the Cantonese translations you listed have literally expressed the meaning, and they are "right" to my understanding of your original sentence, though they don't sound idiomatic enough. So, please explain what this sentence suggests in detail, I guess maybe that's something like "物輕情意重"?