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Jun
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comment What is 德国青? 德国青?
Prussian blue maybe?
Apr
28
reviewed Approve Formality of “悲哀” as opposed to “悲傷” and “哀傷”
Apr
14
reviewed Approve 道德經 (Dao De Jing): 「五味令人口爽」 translation
Apr
14
comment Is “之” usually used as a possessive pronoun (attributive) in Classical Chinese?
Yes, it seems to be false. Take a look at Pulleyblank and you'll see that no generalization of this sort about 3rd person pronouns is possible. And anyway, 之 has several possible meanings, only one of which is a pronoun.
Apr
11
answered Is “之” usually used as a possessive pronoun (attributive) in Classical Chinese?
Apr
2
comment I am trying to decipher what type of tea I have in this canister
Any other writing on the canister?
Mar
21
comment 丼: why is “well” also “bowl of food”?
The last part about Thonburi is doubtful. They didn't export porcelain to Japan - that's just wrong.
Mar
17
comment 节期: jiéqī vs. jiéqí
Acc to zhongwen.com, 1st tone is mainland usage, 2nd tone Taiwan. zhongwen.com/d/180/x193.htm The Grand Ricci must follow Taiwan practice - doesn't it also use Wade-Giles instead of pinyin?
Mar
16
comment “Learn” vs. “Study”
上課 is a clear way to convey studying without necessarily learning.
Mar
15
revised Etymology of 白族
grammar fix
Mar
14
answered Etymology of 白族
Mar
9
reviewed Approve Which one is correct, “有名” or “受欢迎”
Feb
2
comment What is Mandarin's conversational equivalent of English's “How interesting!” or “That's cool”
好棒啊! (hao3bang4a) might work.
Dec
20
comment How to interpret '开始起步' in this sentence
In English you can do the same thing, as in 'it was just starting to get off the ground' or similar. The two disyllables means it's well-formed from the standpoint of sentence rhythm.
Dec
12
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Dec
10
comment “I got the feeling that…”
@ming This is actually okay as colloquial English, like a contraction of 'I've got...' Also, about the article, 'a' or 'the' are both fine. Anyway it's perfectly clear what the OP is looking for.
Nov
22
answered Chengyu dictionary
Nov
11
comment What is the difference in pronunciation between saying “jin” and “jing”?
Interesting, thanks!
Nov
10
comment What is the difference in pronunciation between saying “jin” and “jing”?
Is it similar to the variety of 晉語 in this video? I find it difficult to hear final nasals there, for instance with “今年天長不下雨” at around 0:45. Link: youtube.com/watch?v=tZbnSLFIqC4
Nov
10
comment What is the difference in pronunciation between saying “jin” and “jing”?
@Wang Dingwei Which dialect is that, if you don't mind me asking?