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Sep
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reviewed No Action Needed Is “不會” a correct response to “謝謝”?
Sep
28
comment How to make a tenseless sentence?
I don't know anything about Russian, but use English as analogy, 完 indicates perfect aspect; lack of time reference (what you call "naked") indicates present time. 我吃饭 ~= simple present tense; 我吃完饭 ~= present perfect tense. (although both 'sentences' don't make any sense without context.)
Sep
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revised How to make a tenseless sentence?
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Sep
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reviewed Looks OK Using “抱怨”: I'm really skinny, but I'm not complaining
Sep
28
reviewed Looks OK Is “不會” a correct response to “謝謝”?
Sep
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revised How to make a tenseless sentence?
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reviewed Approve How to make a tenseless sentence?
Sep
25
answered How to make a tenseless sentence?
Sep
25
comment To 了 or not to 了
A concrete example of 我吃(完)了饭了 is when a mother asks his son "Have you eaten yet? (No TV before then.)", the impatient response can very well be exactly that "我吃完了饭了!" where the first 了 emphasizes "done eating" and the second intensifies the whole sentence "I've done exactly what you're asking". Again I am not 100% sure if it's grammatical, just to point out the case of real-life usage.
Sep
25
comment To 了 or not to 了
@Maroon May I ask if you're from Southern China or native speaker of Cantonese? That may explain your view on 7, 8 and 没/未. In Mandarin, especially in Northern dialects (including Putonghua), 没吃完 is perfectly valid even in written language, 7 & 8 are poorly organized but acceptable in colloquial language. On the contrary, 未吃完 sounds more Cantonese than Mandarin.
Sep
25
comment How to pronounce words with double fourth tones?
Nothing wrong with double 4th tones; they're indeed pronounced that way. 不 is one of the few special cases where tone-sandhi is applied. In every language there might be pronunciations that feels strange or uncomfortable to language learners.
Sep
25
answered How is 还 used with adjectives?
Sep
24
comment To 了 or not to 了
@coobit I am native speaker. Actually similar questions were asked multiple times on this site and the most recent one for your reference: chinese.stackexchange.com/questions/12588/…
Sep
24
comment To 了 or not to 了
#3 does not necessarily mean 'I'll eat now'. It means either 'I have eaten' or 'I'll eat now', but without further context, people tend to read it as the former not the latter.
Sep
24
comment To 了 or not to 了
I don't think 7 and 8 are plainly wrong. 7 is a sentence fragment (clause) by convention for lacking final particle but still syntactical (not sure if grammatical though). The clause usage is actually common: 我吃完了饭,就……; 8 is wrong for the unnecessary repetition of 了, yet I couldn't say for sure if it's a grammatical rule or an idiomatic one. Native speakers may very well blurt out such sentences like 8 in a hurry.
Sep
23
reviewed Looks OK What exactly does 阅兵 mean/translate as?
Sep
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answered How to use correctly use 是否?
Sep
17
comment Building blocks of society
基础/基石/根基 means the foundation of society. Building blocks are 组成部分 (building parts), 组成单元 (building units) or 结构单元 (structural units).
Sep
17
reviewed Approve direction-complement tag wiki excerpt
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reviewed Approve direction-complement tag wiki