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Jul
5
asked How to ask someone to take a photo?
Jun
21
comment What is a good technique for remembering tones?
Maybe just me, but I find it much easier to rean with tone marks than with capital letters.
May
17
comment How to emphasize a word in writing?
Good question, but I have some of my own :) "my wife emphasizing that she is not your wife" - how can she be your wife and not be your wife? Also, is 我太太 ever correct, or wouldn't you always refer to your wife as 我的太太?
May
17
comment Pronunciation of 那个
@Jon, ah, yes, you are right :}
May
17
comment Pronunciation of 那个
For instance, 那里 is always pronounced nàlǐ and never *nèilǐ. - or, just to confuse things further, it's often pronounced nà'r in Beijing ;)
May
17
answered Pronunciation of 那个
May
16
revised What is the most complex simplifed character?
Added a few chars that appear in Jun Da's frequency list
May
16
comment What font size for reading simplified characters on screen?
I've wondered this myself too. I also need characters to be displayed quite large (~14pt) so I can make out the detail.
May
16
revised What is the most complex simplifed character?
Added note re same in traditional & simplified
May
16
answered What is the most complex simplifed character?
May
15
comment Are 明白 and 懂 synonymous?
Excellent answer!
May
15
comment What is the most complex simplifed character?
What do you define as 'complexity'? The number of strokes?
May
7
comment What does the character in this Naruto poster mean?
Looks like a poster for the Japanese anime movie, Naruto Shippuden The Movie: Bonds ?
Apr
9
comment Saying “I have to go” in chat
@MdGao ah, thanks for clarifying, this makes sense now! I know the spoken word děi is 'to have', but didn't realise it shared the same character as de (得).
Apr
8
comment Saying “I have to go” in chat
Do you need the (de) in this sentence? I've heard just 我走了 before, and haven't heard it with the . Maybe someone else can help clarify?
Feb
29
answered Is there a site that can split characters into radicals?
Feb
15
accepted What are the most difficult things to learn for a westerner?
Feb
15
accepted Use of Honorifics
Feb
15
accepted How do I decide whether to use 還是/还是 or 或者
Feb
13
accepted Difference between 如果 and 要是?