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May
31
revised How can I translate “精神需要”?
better context between "need" and "require."
May
31
revised How can I translate “精神需要”?
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May
31
answered How can I translate “精神需要”?
Feb
13
comment Tabletop Wargaming / Miniwargaming
Perhaps "minature wargaming" can be referred to as 微縮模型戰棋?
Feb
13
comment Use of 龙 in the idiom 车水马龙
@user911865 There is a county in China's Yunan providence, in the Qujing prefecture, called 马龙. I doubt that this place has anything to do with the idiom. :p
Feb
13
answered Different nuances of words such as 进行, 实施, 执行, etc
Feb
13
comment What is Chinese for “Arts Festival”?
I think the question needs more clarification in terms of its context. If the context is referring to the festival as an assembly, (文化)艺术大會 might be more appropriate. However, if is the event segment (as in the occasion) then is 节 might be more appropriate.
Jan
31
answered Is there a rule that tells what characters can be omitted?
Jan
2
comment How are the terms for “male/female” and “man/woman” divided exactly?
It's also important to note 男子漢 can be used to refer to the male gender in general (I'm not sure if 女子漢 is applicable in the same context). It should also be worth mentioning that 男孩(儿) and 女孩(儿) refers (young) boy and (young) girl, respectively.
Jan
2
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
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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
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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
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