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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 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 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.
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 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?