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Aug
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comment How is 就 (jiù) used?
I don't completely agree. In the examples you give everything on the right side has already happened and hence the 了 should definitely be added. In the example Cocowalla gave the right hand side is in the future and hence hasn't finished yet and therefor the 了 doesn't need to be added (as Pimsleur also does). I believe for example NPCR reader made this distinction (but I can't verify this now).
Aug
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revised How is 就 (jiù) used?
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Aug
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comment How is 就 (jiù) used?
The ...了...就... structure I mentioned above is specific for time. There is also a 一...就... structure which was the same meaning (so also specific for time). 就 however has many meanings and can also mean exactly, precisely. For example 就是他. It can also mean only: 家里就是他一个人: In his family there was only him
Aug
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revised How is 就 (jiù) used?
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revised How is 就 (jiù) used?
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Aug
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answered How is 就 (jiù) used?
Jul
28
revised Use of 十年中 to express duration
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Jul
28
answered Does 给你 mean “Here you go?”
Jul
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revised Use of 十年中 to express duration
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revised Use of 十年中 to express duration
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Jul
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answered Use of 十年中 to express duration
Jul
19
revised Does 外行的想法 mean “rookie mistake”?
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Jul
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revised Does 外行的想法 mean “rookie mistake”?
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Jul
16
comment Is this a Chinese Proverb?
Probably the reference to 利希顿堡 is incorrect (I can't find a reference to a work where he used it), but it can be found on many websites. Anyway, I doubt it is Chinese.
Jul
16
comment Is this a Chinese Proverb?
According to a lot of websites (see for example zhidao.baidu.com/question/123695117.html ) it is a translation of a sentence by 利希顿堡. He is supposed to be a German scientist who lived from 1742 to 1799. I'm guessing it is en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_Christoph_Lichtenberg So nothing Chinese about this sentence :-)
Jul
12
answered Does 外行的想法 mean “rookie mistake”?
Jul
10
comment What does this character mean?
Yes, I know it is used in Japanese. I also mentioned that in my answer :-)
Jul
10
comment What does this character mean?
It is not really the Shinjitai form of 盐/鹽 since at some time in the past it was also accepted as a Chinese character.
Jul
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