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Jan
16
comment Is this funny way of saying things some dialect?
I've seen similar phenomenon (half dialectal, half made-up language) in more than one literature works, none of which is from famous writers. I am curious to know if it's a widely known style and/or the theory behind it.
Jan
15
reviewed No Action Needed What is the difference between 电视 and 电视上?
Jan
15
comment Help to translate “红烧肉” to a foreigner
I'd argue it's not real 红烧肉 if you're not using pork belly!
Jan
15
revised How to describe 陈省身's name
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Jan
15
comment Why is the 了 here after 错 not after 投?
@Pedroski Verb+错 is a common pattern for 'mis~', like 看错 means 'misread', 记错 means 'misremember', so 投错了险 means 'got the (wrong) policy by mistake' where 错 means 'mistake', while 投了错的险 means 'got the wrong policy' where 错 means 'wrong'. As fefe said 错 is supplement to the verb, so grammatically speaking it's '投得错' but no one is saying that way.
Jan
13
reviewed Close Help to translate “红烧肉” to a foreigner
Jan
13
revised Help to translate “红烧肉” to a foreigner
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Jan
13
revised How would you translate “hard” in “squeeze my hand as hard as you can”?
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Jan
13
answered How would you translate “hard” in “squeeze my hand as hard as you can”?
Jan
13
reviewed No Action Needed What’s the function of 還, 了, and 呢 in the sentence, “我還以為他不走了呢”?
Jan
13
reviewed No Action Needed Whats the difference between the usage of 个, 只, 张, and 条
Jan
12
comment Should names in idiomatic expressions be capitalised?
I tend to agree with you that these names are parts of the words now instead of proper nouns, so they need not be capitalized.
Jan
12
answered What's the difference between 眼熟 and 面熟?
Jan
11
reviewed Leave Open What does 'chee' mean in the following quote?
Jan
11
comment What is the difference between 省 and 省份?
I don't know for sure, that's why I only left a comment and it started with 'my feeling is'. I am also looking forward to a comprehensive answer.
Jan
11
answered What does this mean? It is on the bottom of a strange coffee mug
Jan
10
comment What is the difference between 省 and 省份?
That's right, there is a large overlap in meaning and usage. The difference was referring to the non-overlapped part.
Jan
10
answered 成語 with 鮑魚, grammar structure?
Jan
10
comment which do I use , 喜欢不喜欢 or 喜不喜欢?
Prosody is the 'sound and feel' of the sentence, like choosing between "A's B" and "B of A" in English in a context where they mean exactly the same thing.
Jan
10
comment which do I use , 喜欢不喜欢 or 喜不喜欢?
Both are grammatical and meanings are identical. I would say which one to use is a completely prosody thing.