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Jan
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accepted What are the rules of writing a 对联 (chinese couplet)?
Jan
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comment What are the rules of writing a 对联 (chinese couplet)?
I'm thinking about it more as a creative device (rather than something to post on our doors). The same as haiku or limerick. So I'm more concerned about the constraints of writing one. Do you think the 平仄 constraint is important?
Jan
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Jan
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revised What are the rules of writing a 对联 (chinese couplet)?
add the pinyin for duilian
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asked What are the rules of writing a 对联 (chinese couplet)?
Dec
30
comment What does 民以食为天 mean?
so each character has to have equal meaning? I guess this is more like an english poetic couplet.
Dec
30
comment What does 民以食为天 mean?
Thats a nice example of a 对联 (couplet).
Dec
23
comment Why do I see 我 for I, but is pronounced WAH
When I first started learning, my Taiwan friend would correct my pronunciation, after a while I realised I should ignore him, and follow standard Mandarin.
Dec
18
comment How to describe differences between Cantonese and Mandarin?
I spent a few weeks in Korea, and also felt this equivalence. Especially for place names and Sino-Korean numbers, the Korean pronunciation is very like cantonese. 南山 "nam san" is one I noticed a lot.
Dec
17
comment How do native Chinese greet each other on daily basis?
in addition to these “你吃饭了吗?” (have you eaten rice?) is fairly common.
Dec
15
comment Is there an equivalent for the Cantonese phrase “Ng Goi”
To me it sounds like "m goi", but I know lots of the "m" sounds get romanised as "ng". Officially should it be "mh goi" or "ng goi"? There isn't much romanisation here in HK.
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comment Tense and use of 了
I think sometimes the 了 is used just because it sounds right.
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Dec
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comment Is there an equivalent for the Cantonese phrase “Ng Goi”
Thanks. "wu gai"... will have to remember that.