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Apr
14
answered Making sense of 去华山怎么走比较好?
Apr
2
answered Is 其他人 any different from 别的人?
Feb
7
answered 去出回 Where is it appropriate to use each
Feb
6
answered Why is “steak” 肉排?
Feb
4
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
2
answered 案: why is a bench also a case?
Jan
31
answered Where does 馬上 originate from?
Jan
16
comment How to translate “你给我滚” properly
I don't think that's right. The expression has more of a connotation of "Leave me alone," rather than "do something I say."
Jan
14
revised Is “可以来 (ke3 yi3 lai2) …” an idomatic way to say “please bring me …”?
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Jan
14
answered Is “可以来 (ke3 yi3 lai2) …” an idomatic way to say “please bring me …”?
Jan
14
comment How to (hand) write Chinese character faster
@MichaelLai: I was talking about the physical "writing." You're referring to "character recognition," which is really more part of "reading."
Dec
13
awarded  Yearling
Oct
14
answered Difference between 同一 and 一样
Oct
9
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Is 我很对不起你 a unique sentence structure?
Oct
4
accepted Why are intermediate cardinal directions read differently in Chinese?
Sep
28
answered What does 企業 mean: property of the person or business company?
Aug
11
accepted Do 和 and 及 refer to two different kinds of “ands?”
Jul
19
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Difference between 两个都 and 我们俩
Jul
19
comment Why are intermediate cardinal directions read differently in Chinese?
@StumpyJoePete: You're right, Chinese uses "south-north," and "east-west" axes. Apparently "south" and "east" are "good directions, and "north" and "west" are "bad" directions. That might be worth a question, although I'm not sure it would be considered "on topic." Your thoughts?
Jul
19
comment Why are intermediate cardinal directions read differently in Chinese?
@QuestionOverflow: Word order (e.g. the negative comes before or after the verb) is a key feature of most languages. I would not be deterred in this regard by the reference to geography. If I were to tag it again, I'd probably include "word order" in the tags.