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Sep
6
comment Explaining “condescending” in Chinese?
@GeorgeChen I don't think condescending equals offending, or even closely related. Condescension is one of the reasons people may get offended, but on the other hand it is possible one person is condescending against another person but the other person doesn't feel offended at all.
Sep
6
comment Explaining “condescending” in Chinese?
From the question and comments, I am not clear which part of this ask is related to Chinese? Especially considering the upvoted answers are completely in English.
Sep
5
answered Is 起 too formal to use in day to day writing?
Sep
2
comment How do you say “Cafeteria Workers”?
Actually 师傅 here is like Master Shifu - a person who possesses certain skill and teaches apprentices. The difference is between master of cooking and master of martial art, but the sense of 'master and teacher' is the same.
Sep
1
reviewed Approve Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese
Sep
1
reviewed Reject What's the difference between 学 and 学习?
Aug
28
reviewed Leave Closed Character Gaps On Comic Conversation : 6
Aug
28
reviewed Leave Closed Character Gaps On Comic Conversation : 5
Aug
28
reviewed Leave Closed Character Gaps On Comic Conversation : 3
Aug
28
reviewed Leave Closed Character Gaps On Comic Conversation : 4
Aug
28
reviewed Close Does four Chinese symbols in bottom-left corner of Samsung battery mean manufacture date?
Aug
27
comment Sound Loans in Chinese
I think understanding the character classification is very helpful for learning the language but once you've become proficient you'll treat characters even words as a whole and you'll be significantly less aware of the composition of the character. An example is the 'gotcha' riddle: 三点水加来来去去的去念什么. It gets more native speakers than language learners.
Aug
27
answered Could someone please translate this small writting for me?
Aug
27
comment Could someone please translate this small writting for me?
I'd like to help you meanwhile I have to vote for closing because translation or text recognition is not within the scope of this website.
Aug
27
comment Etymology of 至关(重要)
@QuestionOverflow 至关生死 is a good catch. 至关重大 is a close variation of 至关重要 but much less common. The other ones are actually very rare, at least in Google results.
Aug
27
revised Etymology of 至关(重要)
added 24 characters in body
Aug
26
answered 不然 when it occurs at the beginning of a sentence
Aug
26
comment Etymology of 至关(重要)
@倪阔乐 Agreed. The point of my question though, is not whether 至关 is a word or not, but where did this specific combination (至+关+重要) come from and how it became popular, and why all other possible combinations/variations (至关+other adjective, 最关重要, 至决重要, etc.) are so uncommon.
Aug
26
asked Etymology of 至关(重要)
Aug
26
comment When to use 一倍 vs 两倍
Regarding the last paragraph, 比骑自行车快一倍 is not saying it's "one time as fast" but "one time faster", which is legitimately equivalent to "twice as fast".