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comment Prefacing questions with 请问
Like Gao Weiwei said you might add a, and I know this sounds cliché, 你好 or or at the beginning to soften your tone a little. Likewise, you can tack a 一下 on the end of 请问 to make it sound a little more pleasing to the ear. 请问, while polite, can come across startling without the aforementioned.
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reviewed Delete What can be put between the both parts of a separable verb?
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reviewed Looks OK What is Mandarin's conversational equivalent of English's “How interesting!” or “That's cool”
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revised I need help translating >how< a word would be spoken
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reviewed Reviewed What qualities does Hong Kong Mandarin have?
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reviewed Leave Open 翻译这个传统的中国地图 --坤輿萬國全圖--
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reviewed Delete How to write and say 'people' in Mandarin Chinese?
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comment Greeting in an Email Autoresponse: 您好, 亲爱的 or something else?
Depends on clientele, of course. The popular way to address people these days, especially in a business setting, is just a simple: . This might seem tacky though, depending on who you are dealing with.
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reviewed Reviewed How to translate “For all you know”?
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reviewed Delete 不得不, 必须, 只好, 应该: what's the difference?
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comment Colloquialisms: “(Please) Take a Seat”
@Ming fixed. Thx.
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revised Colloquialisms: “(Please) Take a Seat”
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reviewed Delete What is the Difference Between 讲解 and 解释?
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asked Colloquialisms: “(Please) Take a Seat”
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comment 酵: jiào vs. xiào
Spam. Didn't answer Q. Plugg your crap.
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comment What is the right word order?
哪里有中国地图? is fine. 他哪里有中国地图。 is fine also. 公园这儿有市场 is okay if you are at the park when you say this.
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comment What is the right word order?
I'm sorry, you need to translate the answer? What does that mean?