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Jan
8
comment What studios produce dubbed TV shows?
A bullet point is used for a list, there was no list there. If you want to underline that the question is there, you can write "So my question is:" before it and make that part italic, if you want, but your question is short. Anyway, please read the FAQ and especially the part about editing, like Don Kirkby also linked. P.S. It seems you're taking this too personal. I don't think we should get too personal. :)
Jan
7
comment What studios produce dubbed TV shows?
Even if the title is not the same, you ask for TV shows (both local and dubbed) in that question. Please don't ask the same question again. If you need an answer to this, you can (and must) edit that other question so people might re-open it seeing it has been improved.
Jan
6
comment What does this calligraphy by 張照 say?
Magnetar, I replaced the image with a link that lets you see the image separately (in a new tab, for example). I thought that big image would be too long when scrolling down, and resizing it would make it harder to read it properly, so I chose that solution. Obviously feel free to rollback, but I thought this would help more to the readability of your question. :)
Jan
6
comment Why is stroke order important when writing Chinese characters?
@fefe Me as well.
Jan
6
comment Why is stroke order important when writing Chinese characters?
@Ciaocibai I removed the parts about the illiteracy and "correctness".
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"