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Jul
19
revised Why are intermediate cardinal directions read differently in Chinese?
Added characters.
Jul
19
asked Why are intermediate cardinal directions read differently in Chinese?
Jun
11
awarded  Custodian
Jun
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Do 和 and 及 refer to two different kinds of “ands?”
Jun
10
comment Do 和 and 及 refer to two different kinds of “ands?”
@Stan: Which is why I asked the question. Because I "knew better" (in Mandarin). Thanks for your help.
Jun
10
comment Do 和 and 及 refer to two different kinds of “ands?”
@Stan: I am a Chinese-American who "picked up" Chinese (Cantonese) at home, but am not truly bi-lingual.
Jun
9
asked Do 和 and 及 refer to two different kinds of “ands?”
Jun
4
accepted Was there ever a “Xijing?” Could it have been “Xi An?”
May
31
asked Was there ever a “Xijing?” Could it have been “Xi An?”
May
19
answered When is it appropriate to address a lady as 先生?
May
12
answered Why do native speakers often say a character has “no meaning”?
May
12
answered What is the difference between 餐馆 and 饭店? Is 饭店 used for restaurant or hotel?
Apr
16
answered How to (hand) write Chinese character faster
Apr
14
comment How do I know when I am “fluent”?
+1 "Know as much vocabulary as the average five year old native speaker." I guess that's a "useful" definition of "fluency."
Mar
22
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Mar
13
comment Why Cantonese is considered as a dialect of Chinese?
@StumpyJoePete: I meant, where a given character means the same thing in both Mandarin and Cantonese. That's not true in English and Finnish, where words are "spelled" differently, even if they use the same alphabet.
Mar
12
revised What is that use of 得?
deleted 6 characters in body
Mar
12
answered What is that use of 得?
Mar
12
answered Why Cantonese is considered as a dialect of Chinese?
Mar
12
accepted Why do the names of some Chinese companies consist of “repeated” words?