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Jul
21
reviewed No Action Needed Where is 蛮 used, as in the meaning of 'quite'?
Jul
20
comment Difference between 學習 and 學
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Jul
19
comment How to say “politically correct” or “political correctness” in Chinese?
I think politic/政治 is one of the words that has the same base meaning in both languages but extended differently probably due to cultural differences. In Chinese, when you use 'politically correct' for things that are NOT politics, it sounds more or less negative. 保持中立 sounds neutral but loses the implication of 'manipulation, mediation, skillful intervention'. So I think this phrase has to be translated in context, case by case.
Jul
18
revised How to say “politically correct” or “political correctness” in Chinese?
Minor semantic fixes.
Jul
18
reviewed No Action Needed Where to practice speaking Chinese?
Jul
18
reviewed No Action Needed Where to practice speaking Chinese?
Jul
17
awarded  Custodian
Jul
17
reviewed Reviewed How to translate “读书好 好读书 读好书”?
Jul
14
comment What's the difference between 去 and 走?
Please provide more context or show research effort, otherwise this is a dictionary lookup question, which is not a good question. Generally, 去 means 'go' as opposed to 'come'. 走 means 'go' as opposed to 'stop'.
Jul
14
comment Meaning of 酿 in this sentence
@Stan Your comment is as complete as an answer so you should make it be:)
Jul
14
comment When can I use 透?
Like @Stan said it's often used with negative words, but not always. In your example, 熟透了 is neutral to positive. I think one difference between 透 and 完全/彻底 is formality. 透 is colloquial and rarely used in formal writing.
Jul
14
comment What is the difference between 准备, 预备 and 打算?
"我预备送你一件礼物" sounds not wrong to me, and "我准备送你一件礼物" is valid and common.
Jul
14
reviewed Edit suggested edit on particles tag wiki excerpt
Jul
14
revised particles wiki excerpt
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Jul
14
comment What is that use of 得?
@StumpyJoePete Point taken and section revised:)
Jul
14
revised What is that use of 得?
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Jul
14
awarded  Fanatic
Jul
11
asked Where, when and what is the word 圆舞 used for?
Jul
11
comment Translation for “things you don't agree on”
@xiaohouzi79 In that case you may want to give them your advice in private instead of on the wedding, and the wording won't matter.
Jul
11
comment Why don't all questions have the “ma” 吗 particle at the end?
@xiaohouzi79 I see your point. I admit this answer isn't very explicit, but I still find all three questions answered. The OP already noticed the difference between questions begin with WHAT and yes-no question and had a theory in place to explain, that is, it (ma) is 'only necessary for turning a declarative statement into a yes/no question' and it is 'not used for all questions of the forms who, what, why, etc'. This answer first confirmed that statement, then recapped it in another way, essentially 'yes, ma is required for yes-no questions but not interrogative questions'. What else?