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comment Mandarin equivalent of “stir crazy”
I'm not sure is "claustrophobic" is an appropriate translation, nor do I think there is a Mandarin equivalent to to "stir crazy". Maybe 發瘋了 (become/go crazy/mad) or 閉疯了 (go crazy due to being shut in/incarcerated) would be more appropriate.
Dec
27
awarded  Talkative
Dec
27
revised What is the difference in use between 完 and 了?
edit per fefe's suggestions
Dec
27
comment What is the difference in use between 完 and 了?
@fefe Fair enough. I'll make the changes.
Dec
26
revised What is the difference in use between 完 and 了?
clarification on singular usage of "完了"
Dec
26
awarded  Commentator
Dec
26
comment What is the difference in use between 完 and 了?
@fefe I guess I was thinking more along the lines of "說話沒完的人" (a motormouth, someone who talks to no end). As for "完了" I guess I was thinking about more in the context of exclamation or statement such as "完了, 完了, 彻底完了" (It's done/finished, it's done/finished, it's completely done/finished).
Dec
26
answered What is the difference in use between 完 and 了?
Dec
26
answered Which expressions should I choose to say “thanks for your help”?
Dec
22
comment Do 衣服 and 衣饰 carry different connotations or are they synonyms?
Pinning down a source would be tricky. You'll have to look at the context that it is used online and in publications. 衣饰 is probably closer to "fashion" than clothing in general. The word is made up of 2 characters, 衣 ("clothes/to clothe") and 饰, generally "decoration/to adorn/to dress up/to impersonate (as in to play a role"). On a side note 服饰 means "clothing/apparel." Take a look at this article: women.sohu.com/20080501/n255968988.shtml
Dec
22
revised How to indicate plurality/singularity
added 9 characters in body
Dec
22
comment How to indicate plurality/singularity
Use 所有的+noun in this case for "all of (the noun)."
Dec
22
comment How to indicate plurality/singularity
Yes. number + classifier + noun works, too.
Dec
22
answered Do 衣服 and 衣饰 carry different connotations or are they synonyms?
Dec
22
revised Character to use for the onomotapoeic sound “choong!”
added 29 characters in body
Dec
22
revised How to indicate plurality/singularity
多數 + 的 usage added.
Dec
22
answered How to indicate plurality/singularity
Dec
22
answered Which tone is it (in pinyin)?
Dec
22
answered Character to use for the onomotapoeic sound “choong!”
Dec
22
comment Etymology of 他妈的
This might clear up some of your questions: chinese.stackexchange.com/questions/150/…