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comment How to express sarcasm?
@zypA13510 not want to be pedantic but 呵呵 is 语气词 (modal particle) – it doesn't originally mean "funny" but it is just said because we feel something funny. You may say it connotes "funny" but the word 呵呵 itself doesn't bear that meaning.
18h
comment How to express sarcasm?
呵呵 is not 反语, which is a subset of the general definition of "sarcasm" and what OP is specifically concerned with. I mean 反语 is not often used in daily conversation. @zypA13510
18h
comment How to express sarcasm?
Almost the same. "Sarcasm" is commonly used in Chinese – specifically for your examples, we call it 反语 in Chinese (it may be similar to the English term apophasis). Just translate your examples into Chinese, and they work (you can also stress specific words; however different intonation is not often involved because it may sound weird). But anyway we don't use it often in daily conversation, because in our culture a person using too much 反语 may be considered flippant.
1d
comment Questions about the meaning and position of 一下
I think the safest way to state the rule is just "context based". For example, "你先帮我敲一下钉子,我去接个电话" here I definitely don't want you just help me hit the nail for only one hitting action.
1d
comment Questions about the meaning and position of 一下
"Attached after the verb, means a little." is not necessarily definite. For example, 一下 in 按一下门铃 or 点击一下鼠标 is often interpreted as "once".
1d
comment Questions about the meaning and position of 一下
(... long speech deleted.) In practice, this subtlety is overwhelmingly ignored nowadays. Both position of 一下 can mean either "one time" or "a little bit" and you need to figure it out by context.
1d
comment What is the best translation for 炒作?
Welcome to Chinese.SE! But this question is off-topic because "questions asking for translations are off-topic unless prior research effort is clearly indicated". Simply looking up iciba, you might get the answer by yourself :)
Feb
6
comment What are some good (native) Chinese online message boards & forums?
知乎 is one you can't miss.
Feb
5
comment How can I get exposure to mandarin usage and pronounciation?
As your question is specific to your situation, maybe it's better to ask your tutor. Anyway for question 1: How do you remember English words? Maybe some by rote, some by roots, and some by imaginable connections. It's similar for Chinese characters: you have to remember some by rote, and then learn components to know how a character is constructed (unlike English, because Chinese characters are simplified a lot, the construction would differ from its true etymology, but never mind, the "wrongly described" construction still helps to remember). Flash cards are often helpful too.
Feb
3
comment Please can someone tell me what this says in engish?
Ling Xing's answer is correct. Though anyway the question is off-topic.
Feb
2
comment How to translate “黑科技” into English?
Black technology, for example.
Feb
1
comment What does 前後鼓吹 mean?
Agree with user2550062.
Feb
1
comment How can I improve my tonal range?
I believe there's no "standard pitch" for tonal range. "Too flat" might be your misconception. To my ears, some big brother's tedious speeches on the CCP national congress could be called "too flat", but still, I can't say the pronunciation is wrong.
Jan
31
comment Apple Tablet Dictionary that Supports Drawing Input
As currently Youtube is blocked in Mainland China, it would be better to post some screenshots instead of a single link – and welcome to Chinese SE :)
Jan
31
comment Translation needed for 4 Chinese characters
I bet 50 cents: these random characters come from a tattoo.
Jan
22
comment Another couple of doozies: 許臣時一中之… and 敢不勉增淸烈。益播芳芬。
no, I meant Suseongji (Chouchengzhi).
Jan
22
comment Another couple of doozies: 許臣時一中之… and 敢不勉增淸烈。益播芳芬。
IMHO this article was quite terrible. I can't see much original language other than bulk text citing or quoting other works.
Jan
20
comment How to pronounce 调 in 同调代数?
The reference doesn't support the conclusion – because it doesn't include an entry for the mathematical sense.
Jan
19
comment How to pronounce 调 in 同调代数?
Know nothing about that subject. But tiao2 means "adjust", diao4 means "tone" – which meaning is closer to the contents of homology?
Jan
18
comment What's the translation for Mammalian Two-Hybrid System to Chinese?
@zz22 thanks for the info :)