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Aug
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comment Can 斋戒 vs. 禁食 which one is used for “Fasting for ramadan”
@Stephen I think generally 斋戒 as a verb is unnatural, but you can make it work with some phrasing tricks, like '他每天早上四点到晚上六点都要斋戒' - this sentence is very acceptable in spoken language, though a simple grammatical analysis would reveal the issue.
Aug
1
comment Requesting an English translation for 来 in 你哪儿来的这么多书? compatible with a Chinese-to-English dictionary
On a completely unrelated note, the ID of this question is 8888. Welcome to the site and may good fortune be with you:)
Aug
1
comment Can 斋戒 vs. 禁食 which one is used for “Fasting for ramadan”
@Alex I don't feel the difference between 禁食 and 禁止禁食 like you do. Since not to take water is a much more difficult task than not to eat, in my experience it's made explicit all the time like when the doctor asks you not to drink water before blood test. Of course 禁水 can mean 'forbid to use water' depending on the context but I don't think that usage is exclusive.
Jul
30
answered Can 斋戒 vs. 禁食 which one is used for “Fasting for ramadan”
Jul
30
reviewed No Action Needed When not to use 厕所 when asking for the toilet?
Jul
29
answered How Formal is 为期 (wei2qi1)- to last?
Jul
29
answered Can 余 (more than) go after the measure word?
Jul
28
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What's the role of 好了 in 你叫我(name)好了?
Jul
28
reviewed Looks OK Can you use 丰富 to describe a day?
Jul
28
reviewed Looks OK reason for saying/asking 什么叫活腻歪了 (what does tired of living mean) in tv series 敢死队:第11集
Jul
28
comment Do you use 个 when describing distances/weights?
Good explanation, but the example sounds artificial - in real life scenario it would be phrased differently to avoid any possible ambiguity, e.g. 本文中公斤一词出现了几次.
Jul
28
comment Can you use 丰富 to describe a day?
@user3306356 充实 (meaningful) fits this sentence structure better but it doesn't have the same meaning as 丰富 (plentiful). To preserve that meaning I'd prefer 今天的*活动*很丰富.
Jul
28
answered reason for saying/asking 什么叫活腻歪了 (what does tired of living mean) in tv series 敢死队:第11集
Jul
27
comment Is there a single word for “無用”
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Jul
27
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a single word for “無用”
Jul
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reviewed Leave Open Is there a single word for “無用”
Jul
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to say “being” as in “Being jewish”
Jul
26
reviewed Close How do game and program developers solve the pinyin input problem in their programs
Jul
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reviewed Delete Is there a website/service that corrects Chinese Essays?
Jul
22
comment What's the Mandarin equivalent of “定係”?
Using 还是 at the beginning of a sentence is colloquial/informal but not awkward, if by awkward you're referring to lack of language proficiency.