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Feb
17
comment 央行行长会: Is the second 行 necessary?
+1 for methodology.
Feb
17
comment What's a precise definition of 人家
@JamesJiao I don't think it's a trendy word which comes and goes. There might be more fashionable words that overrides it from time to time but this usage is not dying. Personally I do hear it less and less in people around me, only because I (and them) are getting older:(
Feb
17
answered What's a precise definition of 人家
Feb
16
comment Could 恭喜发财 sound inappropriate?
@JamesJiao Just in case you don't know yet, the fashionable word to call them is 熊孩子. baike.baidu.com/view/2335491.htm
Feb
16
revised What is the etymology of 放我一马?
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Feb
16
comment What is the etymology of 放我一马?
@tao And you could try harder to find the related story in English. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Feb
16
comment Could 恭喜发财 sound inappropriate?
@JamesJiao 红包拿来 sounds more demanding to me, more like "now where's my red envelope!" :)
Feb
16
comment What is the etymology of 放我一马?
@tao Though it's originated from 三国, there is nothing metaphoric or symbolic to further elaborate on. 放我一马 literally means 'let go my ride'.
Feb
15
answered Could 恭喜发财 sound inappropriate?
Feb
14
comment Is 级 necessary in 优先级
@MikeManilone I think you're right, it's blurry in Chinese. 动词作定/状语 and 形容词动用 are both very common, too common to make a clear distinction in many cases.
Feb
14
comment What is the etymology of 放我一马?
@MikeManilone Yes it's very possible. In 码字, 码 means (re)arrange.
Feb
14
comment Is 级 necessary in 优先级
I don't think 优先 is an adjective but a verb. E.g. 女士优先 cannot be rewritten as 女士是优先; Your example #2 also complies to the rule 'verb + 的 = adjective'.
Feb
14
comment What is the etymology of 放我一马?
@JamesJiao I've seen it as an (not so popular) BBS meme which means either "don't delete my post" or "please share invitation code/coupon code/BT torrent". 码 means bits/bytes, extended from literal meaning 'encoding', in both cases.
Feb
14
answered What is the etymology of 放我一马?
Feb
13
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Feb
13
accepted Origin of the word “娘惹”
Feb
13
comment Origin of the word “娘惹”
+1 for the great answer!
Feb
13
asked Origin of the word “娘惹”
Feb
12
answered Is there a list of characters specifically used for western proper nouns?
Feb
12
answered 我也住在這裡 or 我也住這裡