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Dec
1
comment Chinese input on Windows based on pinyin and tones
Just installed this, and it works great for inputting Pinyin :)
Nov
16
comment Meaning of 一不小心
"He carelessly knocked over the silkworm tray, leaving the floor covered with folia mori" that's not the kind of thing you say every day ;)
Nov
15
comment How can I distinguish between Western style spirits and Chinese style spirits (liquor)?
I know you said you didn't wan't to discuss it... but most western spirits do have an ABV in the same sort of range as 白酒 (40-60%).
Nov
13
comment Chinese input on Windows based on pinyin and tones
I don't just get one Taiwan keyboard option, I get severak, including ChangJie, New ChangJie, New Phonetic, New Quick, Phonetic, Quick, US Keyboard, Array, DaYi.... which one do you use to type with tones?
Aug
28
accepted Ordering food from a menu in a restaurant
Aug
27
comment Ordering food from a menu in a restaurant
@jogloran I've never seen used like that - I feel another question coming on!
Aug
27
comment Ordering food from a menu in a restaurant
As a cultural aside, does anyone else find it odd how waiters/waitresses on the mainland will stand beside you, waiting with pen poised on notepad while you peruse the menu? Some menus can be quite large, and I always feel guilty if I take too long!
Aug
27
comment Ordering food from a menu in a restaurant
So I can use 外加 and 还有 to join different items I am ordering?
Aug
27
asked Ordering food from a menu in a restaurant
Aug
23
comment Are “我在哪里可以买火车票” and “我哪里可以买火车票” both correct sentences?
@BertR interesting, thanks!
Aug
23
comment Are “我在哪里可以买火车票” and “我哪里可以买火车票” both correct sentences?
A bit off-topic, but do you know the meaning of (dào) in these sentences?
Aug
3
accepted How is 就 (jiù) used?
Aug
1
comment How is 就 (jiù) used?
When 就 is used to give emphasis, is it only used with regard to time, or can it be used in other ways?
Aug
1
comment How is 就 (jiù) used?
So are you saying it's used to say that something will be the case in the future? Like present would be "am able to (now)" and future would be 就可 "will be able to"?
Aug
1
asked How is 就 (jiù) used?
Jul
21
comment Difference between 两个都 and 我们俩
@StephaneRolland I use Pinyinput: pinyinput.sourceforge.net
Jul
6
comment How to ask someone to take a photo?
Well, if I'd known what verb to use I would have used it. But I didn't, so I just said 你可以吗? :P
Jul
5
accepted Difference between 两个都 and 我们俩
Jul
5
asked Difference between 两个都 and 我们俩
Jul
5
comment How to ask someone to take a photo?
Yes, technically a modal verb