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Jul
31
comment Translation of text on stamp
Maybe they didn't know English either? Conscious is the usual spelling :)
Jul
31
comment Paifang inscription identification
Welcome! Here's an upvote.
Jul
23
comment Pronunciation differences between pinyin 'zh' and 'ch', and between 'qi' and 'xi'
Where are you from? The comparisons with dr and tr make sense, especially if you pronounce them retroflex.
Jul
23
comment Pronunciation differences between pinyin 'zh' and 'ch', and between 'qi' and 'xi'
She's French, she pronounces t's like Mandarin d's.
Jul
23
comment Development of 輸
Thanks for the tips!
Jul
23
comment Development of 輸
How did you go about researching the changes in meaning? I had a hard time and didn't get far.
Jul
22
answered Development of 輸
Jul
22
comment What do you do when the dictionary doesn't give you a meaning that fits your sentence?
What is the context of the sentence fragment? Is 直接 standing in for 有直接的关系?
Jul
22
comment When can I use 透?
@XL_at_China Reading some of the other answers is a good prerequisite for adding your own...
Jul
22
reviewed Reject When do I use 着 to indicate action in progress?
Jul
21
comment Any difference between 早安 and 早上好?
Edit more information into your answer please! At the very least, whether you're from the mainland or taiwan.
Jul
20
reviewed Reject Deciphering a seal
Jul
20
comment Difference between 學習 and 學
@NS.X. Interesting! 1. Certainly don't want to confuse anyone, so I'll leave 读书 out. 2. Agree to disagree :)
Jul
20
comment Difference between 學習 and 學
Hmm. Actually 读书 would have been fine. You can say 读英文课 = study English, and 读书 = study (in general, 书 as dummy object). I'll leave it out though, as 读 and 念 confusingly mean both "read aloud" and "study", even though I mean "study" in this case for both transitive and intransitive.
Jul
20
comment Difference between 學習 and 學
@NS.X. I disagree about 蝴蝶. If you think that 蝴 and 蝶 existed as independent words and were later combined, please provide evidence (use in classical works would be a good start). Also, the these pages do not lend credence to the idea that 连绵词 are multi-morpheme. The examples and explanations (that I can understand) point to 连绵词="polysyllabic monomorphemic words". So I'm sticking with 蝶 = 蝴蝶 - 蝴, and not 蝴蝶 = 蝴 + 蝶
Jul
20
comment Difference between 學習 and 學
@NS.X. I replaced 读书 with 跑步 (which is definitely V+dummy object). I clarified what I mean by "dummy" objects. I was completely wrong about 盖头 (I was looking for something with a -头 suffix and picked 盖头; no idea it was a veil whoops).
Jul
20
revised Difference between 學習 and 學
Fixed some stuff.
Jul
19
answered Difference between 學習 and 學
Jul
19
comment Why are intermediate cardinal directions read differently in Chinese?
@Stan Yes, you are right.
Jul
19
comment Why are intermediate cardinal directions read differently in Chinese?
I think you're absolutely right that 东西 is the primary axis and 南北 the secondary one, although you missed that north-south is also reversed. :)