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Jan
25
comment Help translating
Welcome to Chinese Language and Usage Beta! As per the FAQ, we do not forbid translation requests but note that this is not a translation service, so we will close any translation request that does not show research effort. You must make sure you clearly show it in your question if you want to avoid the closure. Note that you can edit your question and improve it by using the "edit" button below it.
Jan
24
comment Where can I find sample Simplified Chinese mailing address data?
@StumpyJoePete Is the question about Chinese language (as in grammar, rules, etc) and usage? No, rather the OP is asking other people to provide links to external data. Even the examples you gave would probably be better for another site.
Jan
24
comment Where can I find sample Simplified Chinese mailing address data?
Mark, hello and welcome to Chinese Language & Usage. I'm sorry but this site is only about Chinese and its use, so your question is off topic here. Note that the -1 is automatic. :)
Jan
24
comment Pronounce ellipsis 《●●● ●●●》 in Mandarin
It depends on the situation. Normally reading, you're right. But if you're reading a text for someone else to write (e.g. teacher and students) then yes, you pronounce punctuation. And each of them has a name. The OP is asking how to pronounce the 3 dots used for elipsis or "suspension". By the way, you should expand on your answer because right now it looks more like a comment than an answer.
Jan
21
comment Resources for learning Cantonese
Zero, you can take inspiration from this topic if you want, so it's more organized.
Jan
18
comment Where can I find Cantonese poetry?
@gaidal The question is still a bit poor, however I doubt it will encourage tons of answers, so I'm going to reopen it. If it goes bad, I might need to re-close it (but I doubt that).
Jan
18
comment Where can I find Cantonese poetry?
@tomriddle_1234 What do you mean?
Jan
16
comment How should I understand 集合?
Include some explanations, it will only help your answer to be better and you'll get more votes too! :)
Jan
16
comment How should I understand 集合?
Welcome to Chinese Language and Usage Beta! Hello ChouLin. Usually we prefer longer and more elaborated answers on short answers. If you can improve your answer by adding detail, context, examples, and backing up with references, this would increase your answer's quality. Poor answers risk being down-voted and subsequently removed.
Jan
7
comment Writing Chinese Characters is Sloppy
@StumpyJoePete True! :)
Dec
5
comment How is the pinyin 'iu' pronounced?
@cyanos Glad to be helpful! :)
Dec
4
comment Benefits of Learning a Chinese Dialect in Addition to Standardized Mandarin
It's ok if it's specific. Language-specific questions are ok there. (Don't repost there right away, that is cross-posting and is highly discouraged.)
Dec
3
comment Benefits of Learning a Chinese Dialect in Addition to Standardized Mandarin
Don't you think this question would be more suitable for Linguistics? :)
Nov
29
comment Why is 有 (yǒu) the only verb that requires 没 while other verbs can use 不?
I am accepting this even though I don't agre with your premise. :)
Nov
26
comment 9 Questions from the movie Red Sorghum (红高粱)
Growler, for the next times: asking multiple questions is ok. :) I suggest not all at the same time, but yeah... :) Also, that will increase your chances to get more upvotes, by the way.
Nov
19
comment How to translate “I wonder…”
That doesn't surprise me. :D What mistakes did it make?
Nov
19
comment How to translate “I wonder…”
Have you tried Google Translate? I know it isn't usually reliable, but maybe with a fixed expression...
Nov
18
comment How to translate “I wonder…”
Welcome to Chinese Language and Usage Beta! Usually we prefer longer and more elaborated answers on short answers. If you can improve your answer by adding detail, context, examples, and backing up with references, this would increase your answer's quality. Poor answers risk being down-voted and subsequently removed.
Nov
3
comment Where can I find more cartoon videos like BBC's Muzzy for a young child to learn Mandarin?
@Dan I'm closing this as NC for now. Please refer to our FAQ point "Can I ask for resources?", it will you give you enough info. Please note that closed questions are not just gone. You can still improve it according to the guidelines. After you do it, just flag it for moderator attention and let us know, we'll reopen it. My best suggestion is: make it as narrow and scope you can. If your question asks for a small range of answers only, you're set. The problem is with broad and open-ended questions. :) Hope this helps.
Oct
24
comment problem with 要 - it seems to have several meanings
Arika, mind to add something more? Your answer triggered the low quality flag, make sure to write a meaningful answer (3 or 4 lines is enough).