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"The best writing is rewriting."

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May
17
comment Is it common to refer to cousins as “cousin-brothers”?
No I can't, I'm referring to situations where people have introduced family members as "cousin brother" in English - I'm interested to know if this concept exists in Chinese, as everything I hear it in English I correct the speaker (to say cousin - no such thing as cousin brother in English).
May
16
comment What is the most complex simplifed character?
Yes I read that too - are you refering to that article by that westerner with a PhD in Chinese language?
May
16
comment What is the most complex simplifed character?
齉 is in MDBG (my favourite): mdbg.net/chindict/…
May
16
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May
16
asked Is it common to refer to cousins as “cousin-brothers”?
May
16
comment Referring to great-grandparents
This is one of the aspects of Chinese that I don't think I'll ever nail down
May
16
comment What is the most complex simplifed character?
I understand my question was very ambiguous. I've updated it.
May
16
revised What is the most complex simplifed character?
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May
16
comment What is the most complex simplifed character?
Sorry I should have been more clear, by simplified I mean characters used in mainland-chinese
May
15
comment What is the most complex simplifed character?
Is that in the simplified set?
May
15
revised What is the most complex simplifed character?
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May
15
asked What is the most complex simplifed character?
May
15
awarded  Critic
May
15
comment What is considered to be the most difficult sound for native English speakers to pronounce?
@JamesJiao yes this is true - in first year I remember a lot of people just couldn't tell. Also s/sh
May
15
comment What is considered to be the most difficult sound for native English speakers to pronounce?
@Rony simplified hungry = 饿, simplified green = 绿
May
15
awarded  Student
May
15
comment Is there a rule that tells what characters can be omitted?
+1 what a great answer!
May
15
comment Pronunciation of “因为”
+1 I learned it as yin1wei4, but the fact that different pronunciations exist does not surprise me.
May
15
revised Does 上嗨 work as a pun for 上海?
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May
15
answered Does 上嗨 work as a pun for 上海?