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Mar
27
comment How can I skip characters I can't read when reading aloud?
Probably more appropriate in writing. In speech, chā has other... more sexual connotations and should be discouraged in this context.
Mar
27
reviewed No Action Needed How can I skip characters I can't read when reading aloud?
Mar
27
reviewed Looks OK how to say ”(尤为)难得“ in English?
Mar
24
comment How would one say “my computer died”?
I think the last three are common across all species of Mandarin, but the first is chiefly Taiwan. Thanks for the input.
Mar
24
reviewed Reviewed Why do the names of some Chinese companies consist of “repeated” words?
Mar
24
comment Why do the names of some Chinese companies consist of “repeated” words?
I am sorry I don't understand what you wrote. If you are struggling with explaining this in English, you can answer in Chinese.
Mar
21
comment Proper translation of the word “confidence”
It would be more useful if you offered reasoning on your choice of words.
Mar
13
comment Why does 首饰的饰 have the 饣radical?
I never thought about it this way. Have always accepted that it had the 'food' radical just because. Interesting insight.
Mar
11
revised Why do the names of some Chinese companies consist of “repeated” words?
i believe this has to do with culture as well, as well as being a synactical feature
Mar
5
comment The origin of 鸡贼
This might have something to do with 一毛不拔, but I am not 100% sure. Never heard of the term either.
Mar
5
revised The origin of 鸡贼
added 22 characters in body; edited tags
Mar
5
reviewed Approve The origin of 鸡贼
Mar
3
comment Pronunciation of 和 in Taiwan
Yes, it could definitely mean that too, but not in the context of your example :). But in this definition, it's sort of vague. Old to what degree? Before the Communist? Before the National Party? Prior to 1980? I guess it's all up to the context.
Mar
3
comment How to politely ask someone to please be quiet
I prefer 你们都给我闭嘴! :P...
Mar
3
comment Pronunciation of 和 in Taiwan
老+place name is a common enough expression. I guess I am the source. :) I will give you some examples for you to decide for yourself. paper.people.com.cn/rmrbhwb/html/2011-08/08/… and news.yninfo.com/yn/kmxw/200711/t20071120_551107.htm . The second link also gives you 老昆明 :). Another real life example: I am not a 老上海 since I left Shanghai at a young age, but my parents are :).
Mar
3
accepted Pronunciation of 和 in Taiwan
Mar
3
comment Pronunciation of 和 in Taiwan
Thanks :). Actually, 老北京 here means 'someone (often advanced in age) who comes from and has lived in Beijing for most of their life, and who acts/speaks in a way that's stereotypically of Beijing.'. It is therefore short for 老北京人. This might imply that the person's accent/vocab is typical of that from decades ago, which is actually the case in this context. I do, however, agree with the overall picture that your answer paints.
Mar
2
reviewed Approve Pronunciation of 和 in Taiwan
Mar
2
asked Pronunciation of 和 in Taiwan
Feb
26
comment Why Cantonese is considered as a dialect of Chinese?
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