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Dec
20
comment Tips for pronouncing X vs SH in Mandarin?
I guess you mean x vs sh?
Dec
19
revised How polite is too polite?
Reverted unnecessary edit. Unless you have a good reason to remove my formatting, please do not do so!
Dec
19
asked How polite is too polite?
Dec
19
comment Difference between 想 and 要?
Is 需要 alway interchangeable with 要, or are there some rules about that?
Dec
17
comment How do native Chinese greet each other on daily basis?
I guess that's a Chinese TV show or film?
Dec
17
answered How do native Chinese greet each other on daily basis?
Dec
17
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
16
accepted Are children's books a good starting place for beginners?
Dec
16
comment How do I decide whether to use 還是/还是 or 或者
I'm thoroughly confused now :}
Dec
16
comment How do I decide whether to use 還是/还是 or 或者
In the Pimsleur Mandarin course, 還是 seems to always be used for questions (你 想 喝 茶 还是 啤酒?), whereas 或者 seems to always be used in statements (e.g. 我 想 喝 茶 或者 啤酒) - is that correct or just coincidence?
Dec
16
comment 但是, 可是 and 不过 - how to know which one to use?
What other usages are there for 可是 and 不过?
Dec
16
asked How do I decide whether to use 還是/还是 or 或者
Dec
16
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
15
awarded  Analytical
Dec
15
comment How do we choose the correct characters for a westerner name?
OK, seems better to me with that edit. More like you are asking about general rules or guidelines, rather than asking for how to choose a name for yourself
Dec
15
awarded  Critic
Dec
15
comment How do we choose the correct characters for a westerner name?
Is this really on-topic? This is subjective, and you could get 100 different responses. Maybe try google.com/search?q=chinese+name+generator
Dec
15
comment What are the most difficult things to learn for a westerner?
I think this is a valid question to ask. Sure, it's a bit subjective, but you could probably use that argument for 90% of the question that get asked on SE sites. It perhaps was a bit ambigous tho, and certainly the title perhaps wasn't phrased very well - I've edited my question accordingly
Dec
15
revised What are the most difficult things to learn for a westerner?
Tried to make it a bit more objective
Dec
15
comment Chinese input on Windows based on pinyin and tones
I don't want to type pinyin to get Chinese characters - I want to type pinyin and get pinyin with tone marks