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answered Etymology of 汉语
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comment How do I say “damn!” or “bloody hell” in Chinese?
@Ciaocibai ha! Yes I am. Never knew that "哎呀" is commonly used in the South. ;)
Dec
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comment Why do Chinese “extend” the last word when speaking?
I tried to say it in different ways, but ni hao maaaa does not really ring a bell. On the contrary, ma can be very short and shift the sentence into ni hao me ?. FYI, am Northerner, it could be a different story from Southerner. :P
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comment How do I say “damn!” or “bloody hell” in Chinese?
@drHannibalLecter To me, "糟糕" seems only appear in novels and movies rather than in real life conversations. Meanwhile, the very similar things, "糟了" / "坏了", are used in the situations where one forgets something important or similar. E.g. when I forget my project report in a meeting to managers, I may say "糟了" or "坏了" or "靠" or "操" silently.
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comment Why is it possible to replace 都 with 也 in 什么都没有?
Actually, as I can recall, there is no difference between "too" and "either" or "neither" in Chinese at all. E.g. 我也有iPhone <-> 我也没有iPhone. This may be the reason it is not even mentioned -- because there is no difference in Chinese as it is in English between positive and negative forms.
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comment How do I say “damn!” or “bloody hell” in Chinese?
@drHannibalLecter That is really interesting to know. :D
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comment Why is it possible to replace 都 with 也 in 什么都没有?
In this case, 也 equals to either/neither in English. That is, 也 can be used as also, too, either, neither. Sounds confusing. :P
Dec
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comment How do I say “damn!” or “bloody hell” in Chinese?
@Ciaocibai It may be true, as I come from northern part. 哎呀 seems a little bit girly to me. ;)
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comment How do I say “damn!” or “bloody hell” in Chinese?
As I understand, the relation between 靠 and 尻 and the one between 操 and 肏 are the same. They are all 通假字. Both 靠 and 操 are used as 通假 only after computer era.
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comment How do I say “damn!” or “bloody hell” in Chinese?
By "pretty similar to" I meant only its usage in the situation of cursing. It has real meaning of f word, but in Chinese, widely used for cursing. 靠 is almost the same too. Yes, you can curse using 操 when your program does not compile. But only when you are really annoyed, e.g. when you are close to a deadline or in bad mood.
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comment How do I say “damn!” or “bloody hell” in Chinese?
I did not put "靠" because it is actually "尻" which is even dirty as I presume. But anyway, they are almost the same to me. :P
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comment How do I say “damn!” or “bloody hell” in Chinese?
Yes, 哎呀 or simply "啊(ah..)". ;) But, seems not too many people really say "好疼". It is like written words in novels.
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comment How do I say “damn!” or “bloody hell” in Chinese?
However, both 讨厌 and 烦 will almost never be used for cursing situations. :P "讨厌" is like "leave me alone" in girly form.
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