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I lived in China for a couple years. My Chinese isn't too bad, but I'm always trying to get better. Special interests in:

  • Etymology
  • Historical phonology
  • Winning arguments in other languages

Jan
31
comment Expressing “Fair enough”
I would almost upvote this just for the "and teens love it" part.
Jan
31
comment Expressing “Fair enough”
Without being able to appraise the degree to which the different suggestions both acknowledge the opposing party's position without necessarily agreeing with it, I'm inclined to accept 葛修远's answer...
Jan
31
comment What does 'twitter/facebook Town Hall' mean in Chinese?
@liamxu If you like the answer, you should upvote and accept the answer. Otherwise, Mr. Overflow goes unrewarded for his hard work (except for my upvote).
Jan
28
comment Expressing “Fair enough”
Good suggestions
Jan
26
comment Expressing “Fair enough”
James, thanks for the prompt, quality answer. Could you add some information about the differences between the phrases you gave as possible translations? Also, I'd like to confirm that in the first one, it's possible to say 嗯,有道理 without meaning that you totally agree with his decision (merely that you understand it, or that it makes sense).
Jan
26
revised Expressing “Fair enough”
added 171 characters in body
Jan
26
asked Expressing “Fair enough”
Jan
26
comment What is that use of 得?
+一百万 This is a great answer! I will point out that from a logical point of view (which may not reflect usage), 不记得 means "I don't remember" while 记不得 means "I can't remember". Not very significant in practical terms.
Jan
25
comment Help translating
@JamesJiao Good point. Edited.
Jan
25
revised Help translating
additional products -> accessories
Jan
25
answered Help translating
Jan
25
answered Difference between 更好 and 比较好?
Jan
25
comment Where can I find sample Simplified Chinese mailing address data?
@Alenanno Sorry, chat isn't working for me. Reopen if you think this edit improves the question to an acceptable level.
Jan
25
revised Where can I find sample Simplified Chinese mailing address data?
Made the question more broadly applicable
Jan
24
comment Where can I find sample Simplified Chinese mailing address data?
@Alenanno I'm going to throw out a wild guess and say the OP is programming something that needs to know something about the structure of Chinese addresses. Although he just asked for external data links, he should have asked for an explanation of Chinese addresses, which is broadly applicable. In any event, I'm personally interested in the intersection of Chinese language and data science, so I'm glad to help.
Jan
24
comment Where can I find sample Simplified Chinese mailing address data?
@Alenanno Disagree about it being off topic. The question needs to be rounded out a bit, but asking "What format are addresses in?", "What are some sample Chinese addresses and their structure?" and "Can you help me find a corpus of Chinese addresses?" all seem perfectly reasonable for this site.
Jan
24
answered Where can I find sample Simplified Chinese mailing address data?
Jan
23
comment How do Chinese people pronounce Latin characters?
@NS.X. Lol at 果粉
Jan
23
comment How do Chinese people pronounce Latin characters?
Interesting. I've seen the J=钩, Q=(皮)蛋 before, but not the other ones. How do people say "apple" key?
Jan
22
comment Resources for learning Cantonese
@Claw The article was not particularly clear on what morphological environments trigger it... any resources for someone curious?