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Sep
22
comment 您 vs 你 for parents?
@nickcoxdotme That's not accurate. 1) It's controversial among professional linguists, see this link. 2) There is a lot of usage and guidance on it, see this link.
Sep
22
comment What is the Chinese word for “home office”?
@StumpyJoePete That's right. SOHO carries its literal meaning in Chinese instead of referring to the district in NYC.
Sep
20
comment Modern vocab. “selfie”, “troll” and “spam”
From my experience, in mainland China, 小白 does not have the connotation of 'troll' at all. It means 'newbie' in a neutral tone or 'idiot' in a derogatory tone.
Sep
19
answered Does chinese songs have a natural word order?
Sep
19
comment Modern vocab. “selfie”, “troll” and “spam”
@Stan I doubt if there will ever be an authentic answer that cover all (major) regional variations. If you feel shy on the length of the answer, don't be.
Sep
19
comment 您 vs 你 for parents?
@Stan I was born and raised in Beijing. Almost all of my schoolmates who has been in Beijing for more than 2 generations have been using 您 to call their parents even at home, even now the children are in their 30's. It's just a data point for you, I have no clue if this is a Northern/Southern thing, a city/country thing or a Beijing specific thing.
Sep
18
comment How is the 儿 ending pronounced outside Beijing?
@QuestionOverflow What is 小玩儿?
Sep
18
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is the difference between 看不起 and 看不上?
Sep
17
comment 娘炮 - how do you pronounce this word/phrase?
@aelephant In that case, it may not be the right translation. Pussy can refer to cowardice; 娘炮 is more like feminine behaviors.
Sep
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the difference between 看不起 and 看不上?
Sep
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the difference between 看不起 and 看不上?
Sep
16
comment Learn to type in Pinyin for a Zhuyin user
Why was the comment impolite? If it was, that's definitely not the intention.
Sep
16
comment How is the 儿 ending pronounced outside Beijing?
@QuestionOverflow This echos my observation posted in a comment to one of the answers. Another way I've seen from people from Southern China, when 儿 is unavoidable, is to read it out loud, e.g. '抠门儿' is pronounced like '抠门二'.
Sep
16
comment Learn to type in Pinyin for a Zhuyin user
'You' here refers to the person who wrote this answer, whom the system suggests there is no need to mention with '@' symbol.
Sep
16
comment Learn to type in Pinyin for a Zhuyin user
Could you elaborate on 'neither Pinyin nor Zhuyin is perfect'?
Sep
14
revised Is there any authoritative works related to measure words?
added 144 characters in body
Sep
14
answered Is there any authoritative works related to measure words?
Sep
12
reviewed Close 份, 个, 本, 两: How do they function in these sentences?
Sep
12
comment 中文 vs. 汉语: What's the difference?
Oh I see what you mean now. I agree the languages that use a different character system are definitely not 汉语. I was debating about those dialects that share the same Hanzi writing system but are unintelligible by Mandarin speaker, some of which are exclusively used by non-Han ethnic groups.
Sep
12
comment Describing a person that can speak Mandarin
+1. Very good point.