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Jan
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reviewed Reject How do we wish someone to get better?
Jan
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reviewed Approve Why isn't 到 (dào) used in this sentence?
Jan
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reviewed Approve Why is 有 (yǒu) the only verb that requires 没 while other verbs can use 不?
Jan
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asked What is 猫舅 in the following sentence?
Jan
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comment Why can't 了 be used to complement 到?
For 他什么时候到了 how about if an old friend has been in the country for a couple of months and you only just heard about it and you want to ask when they arrived? I thought it should be 他什么时候到悉尼? When will she be arriving in Sydney and 他什么时候到悉尼了? When did she arrive in Sydney? Can this second sentence be shortened to 他什么时候到了? when used in context? Or can you suggest a better alternative I should use? Thanks!
Jan
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comment Where can I find a Chinese corpus concordance?
possible duplicate of Which website/service can give good example sentences in Chinese?
Jan
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revised Number two in chinese: 二 vs 两
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revised Number two in chinese: 二 vs 两
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Jan
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comment Number two in chinese: 二 vs 两
To add further to the above; 幺(yāo) is commonly heard when people read out their phone numbers.
Jan
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answered Number two in chinese: 二 vs 两
Jan
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comment Is there any difference between 汤 and 羹?
It is preferred if you can take the relevant parts of a linking article and add them to your answer. This is in case a linked article changes and makes your answer more useful by having other people scan an article for relevant information.
Jan
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comment Why can't 了 be used to complement 到?
How about sentences like 他到了没有?, 你看到了没有,?他什么时候到了? etc. These all sound natural to me? Is it only in the context of "刚到" that using 了 sounds unnatural? If so why?
Jan
9
comment Is there a lot of value in learning to write Chinese characters?
I would also like to make the point: You won't be able to avoid learning to write by hand at university; there are written parts in every exam you will have to do and any assignments / homework required.
Jan
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comment Do acronyms borrowed from English use neutral tone (aka tone 0 or tone 5) for all syllables?
And the C in CD is similar to the English word "she" with a short "sh" sound, similar to an English C.
Jan
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comment Do acronyms borrowed from English use neutral tone (aka tone 0 or tone 5) for all syllables?
I would disagree with falling tones. If anything for both CD and DVD I would suggest first tones.
Jan
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comment Do acronyms borrowed from English use neutral tone (aka tone 0 or tone 5) for all syllables?
I understand that. You will find it hard to get without spending time with a background speaker. I am suggesting you won't find it because it is not in a unique space; native speakers don't view it as a unique subset. There is no written format different from English. So your only chance is to grab a native speaker or find a recording somewhere on the net. I just did quick search but Google assumes you are looking for Bo-po-mo-fo etc..
Jan
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comment Do acronyms borrowed from English use neutral tone (aka tone 0 or tone 5) for all syllables?
I think you will find I have answered your question. The answer is that there is no difference because it is a copy of the English alphabet just pronounced slightly different.
Jan
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comment Do acronyms borrowed from English use neutral tone (aka tone 0 or tone 5) for all syllables?
I think you may be hard up finding a written representation of how these are pronounced as a guide. They are an attempt by Chinese people to pronounce the English equivalent. So how do you go about coming up with a system that mimics and existing system with slightly different sound. It's just like the same melody in music that has been flattened 2 tones. How do you write something that is essentially the same?
Jan
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answered Do acronyms borrowed from English use neutral tone (aka tone 0 or tone 5) for all syllables?
Jan
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answered What does 厉害 mean, and in what context does it mean what?