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Jan
6
comment What is that use of 得?
@B.D I usually use "word"= and "character"=. It is of course true that some can be on their own.
Jan
5
comment What is that use of 得?
I would point out that 得到 and 获得 are also single words.
Jan
4
comment What is that use of 得?
@JohnSiu Oh yeah, it can be used in Mandarin. The pattern Verb + 得 + Adj. Phrase works for almost any verb.
Jan
4
comment What is that use of 得?
@JohnSiu That's another complement (the descriptive complement in the OP's link).
Jan
4
comment What is that use of 得?
It depends on your definition of a word.
Jan
4
comment What is that use of 得?
@qdii It's kind of a weird case. It's understandable you didn't know (where to look).
Jan
3
answered What is that use of 得?
Jan
2
comment Why is Economic translated to “經濟”?
@JohnSiu The characters and were adapted from Chinese. The word 经济 was created in Japan, and it was borrowed into Chinese. Lots of words are like this (e.g., 科学, 社会, 電話)
Dec
30
comment Why does the word 萌 mean “cute”?
@MatthewRudy马泰 With desire, yes. And it makes your nose bleed if you're Japanese.
Dec
30
answered Why does the word 萌 mean “cute”?
Dec
28
answered Resources for learning Shanghainese
Dec
27
comment Why is 的 (de) sometimes pronounced “di” even though it is used as a possessive particle?
Excellent answer!
Dec
25
comment 茶 - How to identify varieties of tea?
Note to those who don't know: What we call "Black tea" in English is 红茶="red tea" in Chinese.
Dec
24
comment What is the difference between using 光 vs using 只?
This deserves way more upvotes.
Dec
18
comment Are there online resources for learning the Chongqing dialect?
I wish I could give more than one up vote!
Dec
16
comment Should Chinese text be grid aligned in game dialogs?
let us continue this discussion in chat
Dec
16
comment Should Chinese text be grid aligned in game dialogs?
I've never seen newspapers or text books like that. I have seen a number of signs though.
Dec
16
comment Should Chinese text be grid aligned in game dialogs?
I've only seen vertical flow in novels and collections of essays. Any other places I'm missing?
Dec
16
comment Should Chinese text be grid aligned in game dialogs?
Agree with most of what you said, but I'd like to point out that almost all modern Chinese text is aligned left-to-right, top-to-bottom (like western languages).
Dec
14
comment How can we translate 不是……胜似 into English?
"beyond a geek" would not be ambiguous. It's not the most natural thing to say, but it makes perfect sense in this situation.