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Have been learning Chinese for about 10 years now. Although I get to practice every day with my wife and family, I am still only average.

Where I live is about 80% Chinese speakers so I have plenty of people to practice with and it's like living in China without actually being there.


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comment Time periods relating to Chinese holidays (暑假, 寒假 etc.)
@Jon - So would an adult refer to that time off as 寒假 also? Would it be understood or is it more for the break in the school term and the Spring Festival is just part of that period? Could an adult say something like 放寒假我要回老家?
Jan
20
comment What is the correct way to write 'niu bi', and how did it get its meaning in Chinese?
@scy251147 - In your first comment you mention "'niu x' is better than 'biu bi'" when you say 'niu x' do you mean 牛叉 and when you say 'biu bi' do you mean 牛逼? I want to make sure your answer matches correctly with your comment and I have edited it correctly.
Jan
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revised What is the correct way to write 'niu bi', and how did it get its meaning in Chinese?
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Jan
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comment What is the correct way to write 'niu bi', and how did it get its meaning in Chinese?
Hi @Rannnn, welcome to the site. Can you confirm "the situation is formal you should say niu" do you mean if the situation is informal you should just say niu? It would be great if you could add an example sentence in Chinese to your answer of just using niu.
Jan
20
asked Why use 非 and 亚 for continent names?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Time periods relating to Chinese holidays (暑假, 寒假 etc.)
Jan
20
asked Correct word to use for a suburban fence?
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asked Meanings behind “吹牛” and “拍马屁”
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asked Time periods relating to Chinese holidays (暑假, 寒假 etc.)
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revised Selecting resources to improve reading for upper-intermediate level?
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Jan
19
revised What should a beginner be looking for when selecting a movie in Chinese?
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Jan
18
comment How does Wikipedia's simplified to traditional converter work?
@magnetar - Please refer to my comment above and improve your question by editing. The question currently reads like a technical request and the question may be closed as off topic.
Jan
18
comment Recommendations for novels written in colloquial Chinese
Please refer to discussion in meta regarding the closing of this question and please go there to discuss further.
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accepted Authoritative source for translators
Jan
17
revised Can 窝 be used for grouping any zodiac animal?
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Jan
17
comment Chinese weather periods
@fefe :( Google - I will now edit
Jan
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comment Can 窝 be used for grouping any zodiac animal?
Can I just confirm. You are saying that 一窝猪 exists as a set saying and you can't normally use 一窝 for other zodiac animals?
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