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Dec
22
comment Use of Honorifics
"This is normally out of respect to someone who maybe treats you as a younger brother or sister" so you wouldn't use 大姐 or 大哥 for people you don't know well?
Dec
22
asked Use of Honorifics
Dec
22
comment How polite is too polite?
Interesting, thanks. Is 谢啦 only used in Taiwan? (I haven't heard it on the mainland)
Dec
22
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Dec
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Dec
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Dec
20
comment Effective and polite way to end a phone conversation
Rather than 我现在要走了,再见, would 我走了,再见 suffice instead?
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
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Dec
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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
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