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Dec
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answered “Actually” as a sentence-starter of speech filler
Dec
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comment Why do Chinese “extend” the last word when speaking?
I only notice this with people from Guangdong, something to do with the way they speak in Cantonese maybe? Thai people speak in a very similar way. But I don't think it's universal around China.
Dec
14
comment How do I say “damn!” or “bloody hell” in Chinese?
@Flake I just knew you were going to be a Northerner!
Dec
14
comment How do I say “damn!” or “bloody hell” in Chinese?
Oh, and glad you like ChinaSmack - the glossary is pretty amazing. There are actually a couple of books on Amazon you may be interested in all about slang and cursing in Chinese - for example amazon.com/Dirty-Chinese-Everyday-Slang-Whats/dp/1569757275
Dec
14
comment How do I say “damn!” or “bloody hell” in Chinese?
Maybe it's the people I hang out with; I have to say, I've heard people say 哎呀 more in the South of China than the North.
Dec
14
comment How do I say “damn!” or “bloody hell” in Chinese?
Or if stubbing your toe, 哎呀,好疼! might be pretty acceptable. 哎呀is one of my personal favorite words, and probably lines up with what you are trying to express pretty well.
Dec
14
answered How do I say “damn!” or “bloody hell” in Chinese?
Dec
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accepted Useful resources for learning Taiwanese?
Dec
14
comment Useful resources for learning Taiwanese?
That's just the kind of thing I'm looking for - thanks for the link!
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14
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Dec
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accepted What is a good technique for remembering tones?
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answered Are there word games in Chinese?
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Dec
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asked Useful resources for learning Taiwanese?
Dec
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asked What is a good technique for remembering tones?
Dec
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comment Techniques for learning and retaining characters
Great answer - I upvoted :-) Good on you for sharing as well.
Dec
14
answered Techniques for learning and retaining characters
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comment Techniques for learning and retaining characters
Perhaps could have been written better - i.e. elaborate a bit more on the flashcard software, and technique for remembering, but I don't see the need for a downvote either - it actually looks like quite handy software.
Dec
14
answered Sheep or goat? 一只羊跑过来
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