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Jan
6
comment Why is stroke order important when writing Chinese characters?
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 Well if you say "not when their handwriting is bad", you're talking about handwriting. Anyway, I removed the parts referring to "correctness" and illiteracy. But if you think about it, there is a certain order. I'm referring about the "first horizontal lines, then vertical ones, then..." etc.
Jan
6
comment Why is stroke order important when writing Chinese characters?
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇 You're confusing handwriting with something else. The stroke order is not handwriting, it's stroke order. And apart from that, there are also rules about the lines: vertical lines should be vertical, while horizontal lines can be a bit inclined. But again, handwriting is not the same as the stroke order. Anyway, that rule seems to be only reported by that grammar. I can't find the same info elsewhere...
Jan
5
comment Why is stroke order important when writing Chinese characters?
@Ciaocibai You're welcome. :) But if you think about it, writing with the wrong stroke order it not exactly correct. If it was, there wouldn't be a "correct stroke order", no? :)
Jan
5
comment What is the correct way to say: “I thought you were somebody else.”
Can you add the pinyin tone markers?
Jan
5
comment Why is stroke order important when writing Chinese characters?
@Ciaocibai I wasn't remembering where I "took" it from, but I have found it again. It's stated in the "Beginner's Chinese" grammar text book by Yong Ho. I can't find it on Google books so I can't link the page, but taking it verbatim, it states: "In writing a character, it is not only important to get the end product right, but also to follow the proper stroke order. Failure to follow proper sequence is the first sign of illiteracy."
Jan
5
comment Why is stroke order important when writing Chinese characters?
@Ciaocibai Are you referring to what I said about "illiteracy"?
Jan
4
comment Meaning of 这么多好吃
@fefe I think that strong is preferred because while "b" always means "bold", "strong" means "something important", so in the CSS we can always change it to something else than bold, like underlined, another color, etc... Read this strong vs bold... :) "B" is not deprecated yet, it's still used a lot I guess, but many prefer "strong" for this reason.
Jan
4
comment Meaning of 这么多好吃
I slightly changed the formatting to make it clearer at first sight, hope you don't mind. If you do, feel free to rollback! Ah one thing: the tag <b></b> is getting deprecated if I remember well, so I changed it into <strong></strong> (it's the same). :)
Jan
3
comment Do you write every character?
1000 words are a lot... :D REALLY a lot... Even for westerner essays.
Jan
3
comment Are there poems in Chinese that rhyme?
@LarsAndren Thank you! :) No problem!
Jan
3
comment Are there poems in Chinese that rhyme?
@fefe yeah, you're right! I corrected the scheme. The even lines get the rhymes, so what you said about the rhythm makes sense to me. :)
Jan
3
comment Are there poems in Chinese that rhyme?
@fefe I edited my answer, I think this one is more correct, please see this new question "Different kinds of writing in Chinese" so we can clear this once and for all ahah :D
Jan
3
comment Are there poems in Chinese that rhyme?
@LarsAndren I edited my answer according to the comments, I didn't want to leave incorrect information even if we weren't all sure. Now I'm kind of sure of it, but I'd like to see other's commentary as well... Feel free to un-accept my answer of course. :) Anyway, I posted a new question about poems, "Different kinds of writing in Chinese".
Jan
2
comment Why does 有机 as in 有机食品 mean organic?
If you add the meaning of each character separately, the "weirdness" will probably be more evident. :D Just my opinion; nice question, anyway!
Jan
2
comment Do you write every character?
Hello Paul. Thanks for posting, but what are you asking exactly? You questions sounds like a survey to me. Such questions are not allowed in any Stack Exchange, therefore I'd ask you to edit it. Check the section What kind of questions should I not ask here? If you remove the part about "our experiences", then I think your question asks about retaining characters. In such a case, your question is a dupe of this one: "Techniques for learning and retaining characters"
Jan
2
comment Are there poems in Chinese that rhyme?
For the time being I'd like to leave it and see what others think. But this made me wonder whether poem is not a univocal noun across the world...
Jan
2
comment Are there poems in Chinese that rhyme?
I can't read Chinese, so I can't read that article. You state you are Chinese, so I need to give you some credit, but then let's distinguish between a poem and a classic text like those I linked. These ones have metrics, which is what distinguishes between prose and poetry, and rhymes. You can't find rhymes in a text written in prose, only in poetry, because they are easily individuable thanks to metrics. How do you distinguish these from poems then?
Dec
31
comment Expressing the location: 哪里 or 哪儿?
@Huang By the way, I didn't see your request to format, I did it by myself.
Dec
31
comment Expressing the location: 哪里 or 哪儿?
@Huang Happy New Year!
Dec
31
comment Expressing the location: 哪里 or 哪儿?
@Huang You're welcome! What kind of tutorial? There's this: chinese.stackexchange.com/editing-help ... If you need further help, I'm in the chat.