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I am a gamer, programmer, and a wannabe linguist who is fluent in English and Mandarin, and proficient in French.

I am an achievement hunter. Come and visit me on trueachievements.com

I am also an administrator on Wiktionary and have been for over 3 years. I edit mostly in French, Dutch, English and Mandarin, but I also dabble in Italian, Japanese, Maori and Swedish. We are constantly looking for competent volunteers/lexicographers to contribute to this wonderful multilingual dictionary website.

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Feb
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reviewed Satisfactory Pronunciation of 比较
Feb
2
reviewed Excellent 回去回来 回来回去 来来回回 来来去去 Are they the same?
Feb
2
reviewed Excellent Poetic two-character words of the form: Verb + Natural Noun?
Feb
2
reviewed Satisfactory Resources for learning Shanghainese
Feb
2
reviewed Satisfactory 他在工厂住了半年/living in factories
Feb
2
reviewed Satisfactory Should Chinese text be grid aligned in game dialogs?
Feb
2
reviewed Satisfactory Are there online resources for learning the Chongqing dialect?
Feb
2
reviewed Satisfactory Character layout in calligraphy e.g. with respect to a quotation from Confucius
Feb
2
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a logical explanation why 非得不 and 非得 means must?
Feb
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reviewed Looks Good Expressing “Fair enough”
Feb
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comment Expressing “Fair enough”
I don't understand the 'teens love it' part though.
Feb
2
comment Expressing “Fair enough”
This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post.
Feb
1
revised Is there a logical explanation why 非得不 and 非得 means must?
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Feb
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revised Is Hakka spoken the same in Guangdong and Taiwan?
Not sure what 'in a short range' means. So leaving it unedited.
Feb
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comment Expressing “Fair enough”
Done and done...
Feb
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revised Expressing “Fair enough”
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Jan
31
comment Is Hakka spoken the same in Guangdong and Taiwan?
I guess/I think/I imagine is not the basis of a good answer. You will need much more than this.
Jan
31
comment Expressing “Fair enough”
In the second example, Bill makes concession, due to his argument being countered by Jill. In this case, he's not cooperating with Jill, but acknowledging Jill's point/his defeat. So 说得对 is probably the best answer out of the list. 好吧 is appropriate, but it only serves as a precursor to what follows. One possible reply, 好吧, 我认输了. This particular reply is probably more appropriate after a long-winded argument with a lot of toing and froing.
Jan
31
comment Expressing “Fair enough”
I am hardpressed to come up with a situation or context. Sometimes it's a grey area. His suggestions are good, but are probably less suitable in your examples. In the first example, Bro A has taken into account the additional information supplied by Bro B and has modified his previous conclusion. In this case, he's cooperating with Bro B so any reply that states 'your reasoning is sound' is suitable. This includes 有道理, 合乎情理, 说得通, 说得过去 and possibly 可能是吧 (which shows more doubts than the previous examples).
Jan
26
revised Expressing “Fair enough”
oops