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Apr
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comment The origin of 鸡贼
I tried this in Japan last week & they just gave me less of the drink, plus it was lukewarm!
Apr
8
asked Translation of Chinese word is not an English word?
Mar
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asked Why does 首饰的饰 have the 饣radical?
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Nov
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accepted What is a “Babu cream”?
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asked What is a “Babu cream”?
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asked Translations from TCM (Traditional Chinese medicine)
Aug
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Aug
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comment Tips for multiple-pronunciation characters (多音字)
Looks like you're right after all. A Google search for "define:heteronym" only mentioned spelling, but on Wikipedia they say: "In linguistics, heteronyms (also known as heterophones) are words that are written identically but have different pronunciations and meanings." Since 多音字 are written identically, I'd say they fit the bill.
Aug
26
comment Tips for multiple-pronunciation characters (多音字)
Can you call them that in Chinese? There's no spelling so they can't really be spelled the same. I mean characters that are written the same but have different pronunciations depending on the context, meaning, etc.
Aug
26
comment Tips for multiple-pronunciation characters (多音字)
Ah, very interesting! I had no idea it was 2 characters merged into 1.
Aug
25
comment Tips for multiple-pronunciation characters (多音字)
Good point about the interchangeability. I asked 3 of my Chinese coworkers & they repeatedly said that 尽快 is pronounced "jin4kuai4" while my dictionary says it should be jin3kuai4. This reminds me of the controversy surrounding 下载.
Aug
25
answered Techniques for learning and retaining characters
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asked Tips for multiple-pronunciation characters (多音字)
May
24
comment How can I translate “非语言表达方式”?
Not at all James, I appreciate your input!