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Dec
16
comment How do we know what characters correspond to Chinese names?
Don't worry. I think you should edit your answer, sometimes they get down-voted when they don't answer the question. :)
Dec
16
comment How do we know what characters correspond to Chinese names?
I'm not asking how to locate a name in a speech, but rather how to translate a name written in pinyin, considering we don't know the character.
Dec
16
comment Why isn't 到 (dào) used in this sentence?
What's the difference between 某天我去北京 and 某天我到北京, then?
Dec
16
comment Determine radicals for simplifed characters that lost their traditional form completely
I edited your image because it was too big. This fits better. If you think the quality is too poor (it was before too for the small characters), you can make a simple table in some program like I structured it (more horizontal than vertical) and post it here as an image. :)
Dec
16
comment Determine radicals for simplifed characters that lost their traditional form completely
There's also traditional 話 and simplified 话. The radical changes.
Dec
16
comment Is this an exception in the use of 的?
@Georgeee Very kind! Thanks! I see... Well, for now I'm a student of Mandarin, but learning some Traditional on the way won't harm... :D
Dec
15
comment Looking for Pinyin standards
I think it's the same phenomenon I described in the second part of my answer, where some characters lose their tones, and not just for a matter of transcription.
Dec
15
comment Looking for Pinyin standards
Can you provide some actual examples of such discrepancies you're referring to?
Dec
15
comment Why is 有 (yǒu) the only verb that requires 没 while other verbs can use 不?
Your post wasn't answering my question but you made a good point and I added a small part to include the topic covered by your answer.
Dec
15
comment How do we choose the correct characters for a westerner name?
It was probably bad phrased in that part, but see my title. I wasn't asking for that, I was asking for the (possible) rules to follow. :) Hopefully the edit clears it all now.
Dec
15
comment How do we choose the correct characters for a westerner name?
I edited my question to make it clear that I'm not asking about my name, which was the same as before, but now it's clearer.
Dec
15
comment How do we choose the correct characters for a westerner name?
@Cocowalla First, I don't understand the downvote, which means this is a "bad" question. Off topic questions aren't necessarily "bad". But apart from that, it's not subjective. I wasn't asking to make my name in chinese, but if there are rules to make it or if we simply choose what we want. The answers can be two: "It's arbitrary" or "No, there are rules". How is that subjective?
Dec
15
comment Is this an exception in the use of 的?
@Georgeee If possible can you write also the simplified version of the first examples you wrote? Don't delete the traditional though, I want to see them both so I can see the differences.
Dec
15
comment How to translate “你给我滚” properly
I corrected it and also something else...
Dec
15
comment What are the most difficult things to learn for a westerner?
SVO means that in a basic statement, the subject always comes as the first element, the verb as second and the object as third. Note that this doesn't mean that the subject is always the first word and so on. It means that among those elements, it's the first. We are talking about parts of speech, not words. You can say "TODAY I ate an apple" (the subject is still the first one, today is not a Verb or an Object here), but you can't say "Ate I an apple" (subject is not the first one). I'm not sure it's clear, I didn't have a lot of space to explain. :)
Dec
14
comment Etymology of 奴隶 (Slave)
Oh! I see, ok :D
Dec
14
comment Etymology of 奴隶 (Slave)
Here is the pinyin for woman if you need it: nǚ
Dec
14
comment Is this an exception in the use of 的?
Thanks, nice answer... Are you using Traditional characters?
Dec
14
comment Techniques for learning and retaining characters
I wish there was something like Anki (or Anki itself) for Symbian phones too.
Dec
14
comment Rules for saying numbers
@Georgeee Oh sorry! I didn't see it! :! I'll edit my answer. Let me know if it answers your question. According to what that page says, you don't need to spell it since it doesn't occur before the unit position, i.e. from 1 to 9, the number occurring last.