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answered How to interpret 本质 here?
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comment Need help translating
Literally 'safety for lifetime'. Usage is similar to 'God bless you' in English.
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reviewed Close Chinese vs English
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comment Is it possible to 结交朋友?
This text is OK. It's just conventional to say 结交朋友 like we say 'meet friends' in English - they are not friends yet at the start of the meeting.
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answered Word order question. Describing a rabbit's eyes
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comment What is this 所 here?
@HYC Exactly. If you remove 不 you need 所 to sound right: 为人所知.
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comment Chinese vs English
From the examples they are quite universal, meta-language constructs. You may get more thoughtful answers on Linguistics SE.
Sep
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comment What does 冒了出来 mean here?
@Pedroski You can't physically return to a place you've never been. But 回归 here is figurative 'regress in trend' instead of physical 'return'. So I guess it's not much of a divergence in logic or culture, rather a different way of expression.
Sep
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comment What does 着急 mean in this sentence?
Since the process is not in 'our' control, I agree with your interpretation in your last sentence.
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comment What is the meaning of 看在 and 分上?
@songyuanyao Agreed, and I think that's the key to understanding this structure.
Aug
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reviewed Approve What is the meaning of 看在 and 分上?
Aug
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reviewed Leave Open English slang translation
Aug
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reviewed Approve Hakka song “kam-thung sim”: character approximation and translation required for a part
Aug
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reviewed No Action Needed Where can I find a list of existing Chinese surnames?
Aug
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reviewed Leave Closed Simple poetry for beginners
Aug
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comment Difference between 'unfortunately': 不幸 可惜 遗憾
It's hard to translate without knowing why 'my job is confidential' is 'unfortunate'?
Aug
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reviewed No Action Needed Usage of 一定 vs 当然
Aug
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comment How to say “post” as in “post something online”?
@tofu_bacon In Northern China 'PO' is rarely used, the other words are common.
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reviewed Leave Closed What does this poem mean?