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Jul
22
comment Chinese words for “everything can be viewed from a positive side”
@JackMaddington 焉,安也。It means "how". 焉知非福 = how (could one) be certain (it's) not fortune.
Jul
21
revised In what context would I use 见怪不怪?
Consistent formatting
Jul
19
comment Expressing “tea is not just a drink”
I second to @Stan and I would further clarify that in Chinese culture, if you want to be polite, either take the tea as a gesture for both gratitude for the person and likeness for tea in general, or just take coffee and don't say anything. The conscious decision to not clarify is considered a good thing.
Jul
19
comment Expressing “tea is not just a drink”
The first sentence (讲究) is a wonderful spin of what OP wanted to say!
Jul
19
comment What is 去意 here?
Correct and correct.
Jul
18
reviewed Looks OK What is this 某 doing after the names?
Jul
17
accepted Address people using 生 (e.g. 唐生)
Jul
16
comment Address people using 生 (e.g. 唐生)
Thanks for the answer. Can you elaborate on the the formality when it is spoken? E.g. can it be used to introduce people in a business context? can it be used by a TV reporter to address the name of an interviewee? Etc.
Jul
16
reviewed No Action Needed differences between: 过来, 起来, 下来
Jul
16
comment What are these 2 的s doing here?
@Pedroski Basically Rhee is suggesting both sentences are grammatical and the explanation is consistent with Monalisa and Enrico's answers (and I agree with them too): #1. 的 nominalizes 可以明确, so 可以明确的 is acting as a noun phrase in Chinese, or you can think of it as 可以明确的东西 omitting 东西; #2 it's 是...的 structure omitting 是, '我(是)九月份进的这家公司' is a statement by itself rather than a restrictive/relative clause.
Jul
16
answered What is the meaning of 变现?
Jul
16
reviewed Looks OK What are these 2 的s doing here?
Jul
15
comment Address people using 生 (e.g. 唐生)
Is it used formally? The other answer and comments suggested otherwise...
Jul
14
reviewed No Action Needed Learning written forms of dialects
Jul
14
reviewed Approve Learning written forms of dialects
Jul
14
reviewed Approve Writing Chinese Characters is Sloppy
Jul
14
asked Address people using 生 (e.g. 唐生)
Jul
14
reviewed Approve Is this a correct usage of “來日方長”?
Jul
14
reviewed Looks OK Meaning of 泡­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­
Jul
13
comment Different kinds of writing paper
Second to @Stan, when I was in elementary school (in Beijing in the 90's), we were also using 田字格/米字格. I believe 九宫格 is overly granular for common learning purposes and you couldn't easily find 九宫格 paper in the stores.