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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.


Nov
14
comment What grammar makes 同 品 項 第 2 仵 6折 mean “Buy one, get the second at 60% of base price”?
Just some extra info to add to this answer, you will quite commonly see signs with just 6折 above items in shops to indicate the 40% discount on a particular item. 打6折 is used to describe an item as 40% off.
Nov
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is a polite way to ask “may I ask who is speaking?”
Nov
13
comment Never understood the usage of 弄
@QuestionOverflow - Maybe you are right, but it sounds odd to me, can't say I've ever heard someone just called by their last name e.g. "给王一双耳环". My assumption given that we are talking about taking leaves to make earrings is this is likely from a fairy tail or children's story. I also can't say I've met anyone with the last name 雪.
Nov
13
comment Never understood the usage of 弄
@NS.X. - You are correct, that is worth mentioning, but in this case 弄了 doesn't just mean made, but "made into" so he made the leaves into earings. So in this case it doesn't mean get or manage.
Nov
13
comment Dot vs. slash in Chinese computer fonts
ahh, yes, I agree.
Nov
13
comment Dot vs. slash in Chinese computer fonts
Also, this is not the first attempt to do this, see also en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cangjie_input_method
Nov
13
comment Dot vs. slash in Chinese computer fonts
Chinese learners do learn the right way, I spent 3 hours per night for 2 years learning how to read and write. So when we learn and practice we do follow the correct way, but when this goes onto paper you can't just look at the paper to understand what is correct. So the correct answer is it is impossible to tell just by reading. A fluent reader doesn't rely on what they see to answer this question, they rely on pre-existing knowledge. So it can't be taught visually.
Nov
13
comment Dot vs. slash in Chinese computer fonts
If it needs to be human readable then I agree with Stan's answer below. You are going to have a hard time because fonts are just fonts, you are not going to be able to tell the difference in some cases just by looking at a character.
Nov
13
comment Dot vs. slash in Chinese computer fonts
By requesting a font it seems to be that you are requesting something that would be human readable rather than taking this information from a database, why is this the requirement? I haven't been able to track down an open source database which has this information but there are sites like zdic.net/z/14/js/4E0B.htm which show the breakdown of a character under the section 笔顺 but they don't appear to have an API.
Nov
13
comment Dot vs. slash in Chinese computer fonts
But there is a standard right, even if it differentiates from convention?
Nov
13
answered Never understood the usage of 弄
Nov
13
comment Never understood the usage of 弄
Just an FYI, I've edited your question as we discourage the use of greetings or adding thanks in questions to improve readability.
Nov
13
revised Never understood the usage of 弄
deleted 27 characters in body
Nov
11
reviewed Looks OK Stroke order confusion: 妆, 装 vs 乘
Nov
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
6
comment Are there some greetings or phrases particular to the Hui people?
There is some mention of loan words in this book
Nov
3
comment What does “&” (Ampersand) means in Chinese language?
Thanks for your question. We are unsure what you are asking without a picture. Unclear questions result in unclear answers. If you could provide more info and then use "flag" to get moderators to reopen the question once you have edited your question.
Nov
3
comment deep meaning of 女生
Can you please confirm if you mean 姓 or 女生. Can you also edit your question to show a problem that is not answered by a standard dictionary. If you are having a particular problem that cannot be answered by a dictionary please edit your question and then use "flag" to request a moderator to review.
Oct
26
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
25
awarded  Nice Answer