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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)
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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".
Aug
25
comment Rules on when to read characters in sequence
I am afraid 'the rule' is the entirety of Chinese grammar. BTW it's called 'Chinese word segmentation' in computational linguistics and is one of the biggest challenges in this domain.
Aug
25
answered Ways to determine whether a noun phrase is plural
Aug
25
revised Ways to determine whether a noun phrase is plural
Update title for clarity
Aug
24
comment How do you say “I quickly forgot…” (As in an emotion you were feeling)
我们一见面就聊的特别开心,我都忘了我还饿着肚子呢。
Aug
24
comment has iPad been genericized in Chinese?
To that point, today 苏达/苏打 is generally referring to 'soda ash' - the chemical substance of sodium bicarbonate; 苏打水 refers to 'sparkling water (with no or very light flavor)'; 碳酸饮料 refers to 'soda pop'. 汽水 used to be a popular word for 'soda pop' before 2000's, but today it's primary use is to differentiate 桔子汽水 (orange flavored soda) from 桔子汁 (orange juice). XX饮(料) (e.g. 碳酸饮料, 乳酸饮料, 体饮, 冻饮) has been the in-fashion expression since the new millennium.
Aug
23
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Aug
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Translation Gaps On Comic Conversation : 1
Aug
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