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Aug
10
answered Difference between 月 and 月份 for the noun “A month”
Aug
10
comment Difference between 层 and 楼?
@Stephen Generally no. Note there are different types of formal writing and when we say something is colloquial we mean it won't appear in press release or educational texts, but could be fine in letters or literature. I think the scope is slightly different from formal writing in English.
Aug
10
comment Difference between 尊敬 and 尊重
@Stephen If you're native Chinese speaker and you chose to say that, people will think there must be a reason more than just 'I don't admire Mr. Zhang that much'. It's almost like saying 'I don't despise Mr. Zhang'.
Aug
10
comment How to say “had a child”
@Stephen From where I'm from (Northern China), 他最近生了两个小孩 does sound like he physically gave birth, and 他最近有了两个小孩 is understood but not the first expression come to mind (because it leads the listener to wonder where did the kids come from). The most natural thing to say, as this answer suggested, is 他老婆最近生了两个小孩.
Aug
10
reviewed Leave Open In soccer commentary, what do Chinese say when a player scores a Goal?
Aug
10
comment Difference between 层 and 楼?
@Stephen Yes 我家住三楼 is a valid colloquial expression.
Aug
10
comment Difference between 尊敬 and 尊重
@Stephen Language wise no but culture wise yes. In ancient Chinese, 'respect', as well as 'loyal' and 'filial piety', presume complete agreement and obedience. Time has changed and modern Chinese people do not believe in that 'blind respect' as much anymore but the word still carry that implication, more or less.
Aug
9
revised Should you ever repeat the subject "我“ in a sentence?
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Aug
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answered Difference between 尊敬 and 尊重
Aug
9
answered Should you ever repeat the subject "我“ in a sentence?
Aug
8
comment Difference between 资料库 and 数据库
Nope, 资料库 is not understood as 'database' in mainland China.
Aug
8
comment 追忆 vs。怀旧 how to say “To reminisce”?
"Yearning for the past" is spot-on!
Aug
8
comment Would you say 当动词 or 是动词?
@Stephen Not exactly but I'm lack of a better way to describe it. To raise another example, check out this sentence: 'In English, the present participle for a verb can be used as a noun or an adjective'. '英语中动词的现在分词形式一般可当名词或形容词'. Instead of saying 'swimming是名词', we'd say 'swimming是swim的现在分词形式当做名词'.
Aug
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reviewed Looks OK Difference between 资料库 and 数据库
Aug
8
answered Difference between 资料库 and 数据库
Aug
7
comment What is the difference between 免费 and 无偿?
@Stephen In that case I'd recommend you to use neither, just say '送' is clear enough. Adding either word makes it sound like a calculated move hence depreciates her sincerity and generosity.
Aug
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answered Would you say 当动词 or 是动词?
Aug
7
comment Translating an English menu
Very nice translations. I am hungry:)
Aug
7
reviewed Close Meaning of these sign
Aug
7
reviewed No Action Needed Translation English Expression “You can tell … by …”