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May
19
comment Explanation of why 棋 is included in 琴棋书画?
Which one of the four is not a game, and why does it matter?
May
8
comment How do current Mandarin speakers usually pronounce 阿Q正传?
Completely anecdotal, some of my friends from North-eastern China read QQ as 'koukou', while I have never heard any Southerner pronounce it that way.
May
8
comment What is the difference between 绿 and 青?
@Rephinx I don't think there is any disagreement among us on what 青 really means. The core of the argument is when the context is not explicitly stated in the question, as it was not, whether a simple response that describes the common, modern or even 以讹传讹 but widely adopted usage of the word considered an acceptable answer. To me it should be, especially when compared to some other obviously low-quality yet upvoted and accepted answers on this website. I would rather put my effort into improving those answers.
May
7
comment What is the difference between 绿 and 青?
@Rephinx As a native speaker, '青', when not put in any context, means 'cyan' to me. IMO the Baidu article is incomplete but not incorrect.
Apr
28
comment Why is (是) shi4 dropped in this sentence:“我很好”?
@Claw Agreed. Not a real dupe in question but there are major overlap in the supposed answers. I voted for closing for condensation but maybe I shouldn't.
Apr
28
comment How to say “tricks” in Chinese? As in “Snowboarding Tricks”?
@Taylor It would be 花样滑雪动作 or 滑雪中的花样动作.
Apr
28
comment Chinese equivalent of “I'm stealing that joke”
It's not the idea of stealing that doesn't fit into Chinese conversation, instead, making such statement is. If the intent is to applaud the joke or the joke teller, there are many other ways.
Apr
28
comment Why is (是) shi4 dropped in this sentence:“我很好”?
possible duplicate of Stative verbs in Chinese: only for adjectives?
Apr
15
comment 跟到: 方言? Or what?
What does MSM stand for?
Apr
11
comment What do you think about this introduction to answering Yes/No questions?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is an open question about teaching Chinese.
Apr
9
comment Usage of 无 compared with 没有
@SamuelParsonage I don't think there is a definite rule but generally, for verb usage you should try 没有 because 无 as verb sounds ancient/classical; for adverb usage it depends on the word. Most adjective/adverb with 无 are 'dictionary words' as opposed to 'makeup words' (fixed phrase as you said but technically they are words not phrases), they are indeed learned one by one. When you're making up a phrase, both 没有 and 无 are fine to start with.
Apr
3
comment what are the different and usage between 已 and 己
Did you try to research, like look up in a dictionary?
Mar
25
comment What is the best way to learn tones?
@hippietrail How is your 2nd comment related to tones?
Mar
23
comment Do the Chinese have a (potentially politically incorrect) way of imitating English speakers?
I am aware of some gibberish that do other Asian languages, as well as those do Chinglish or Hinglish, but not any for standard UK or US English.
Mar
7
comment Why do people often say 最多 in Cantonese when they mean “at the very least”?
@QuestionOverflow Hmmm I haven't heard that kind of usage before. Sounds like confused speaking with random words to me.
Mar
5
comment Why do people often say 最多 in Cantonese when they mean “at the very least”?
@QuestionOverflow Can you give an example with complete sentences? I couldn't picture it...
Mar
5
comment What is the chinese term for “StackOverflow”
It's not an answer to the question.
Feb
10
comment What is the equivalent of the English word 'Fail' in Mandarin?
+1. I think this answer is more accurate than the others in the context of internet usage.
Feb
10
comment list of Chinese language country name abbreviations
As a native speaker I am too used to the two-character country names to find them interesting. Instead, the rule behind the long names with 'transliteration + 国' format is amusing, i.e. why 孟加拉国 sounds natural while 西班牙国 or 澳大利亚国 does not. (I am not asking you to answer this:))
Feb
3
comment Etymology of 对象
@congusbongus I can buy that, but why does 对 + 象 mean subject? Where and when did the word emerge?