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May
2
comment How to translate the following grammar-pattern: 让/叫 N+V —— N还/ 就真 V (呀)
N还/就真V呀 means N already V and you are exclaiming in disbelievement. So, this is not a question will N really V?, but instead something like I ask N to V and, wow, N really V!.
May
2
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Take away (when ordering food): is it 带走 or 打包?
May
2
comment A good price to offer - Chinese Numerical Significance
Just tell them 350 is your lucky number and 388 means evil to you.
May
1
reviewed Close How to pronounce Zengyang?
Apr
29
reviewed Close Learn Chinese Step 1: Sounds (Pinyins). How different is it to English sounds and are there any good tips to learn?
Apr
29
comment How to say “tricks” in Chinese? As in “Snowboarding Tricks”?
I think what you are looking for is 花招 or 耍花招.
Apr
28
comment What is the difference between 依然 and 仍然?
依然 connotes consistence. 仍然 connotes contradiction.
Apr
28
reviewed Close Learn Chinese Step 3: Vocabulary Building. Is it the same way to memorize Chinese vocabulary as it is to memorize English vocabulary?
Apr
25
reviewed Close Chinese equivalent of “I'm stealing that joke”
Apr
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on translation tag wiki excerpt
Apr
25
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Which “if” is appropriate for what situations
Apr
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Confusion about bian 邊 and miàn 面
Apr
24
reviewed Delete How to introduce “Husband” in social occasions?
Apr
24
reviewed Looks OK How should I introduce my wife?
Apr
18
comment What is the difference between 由于 and 因为?
@user1551, thanks for your input. I agree that 所以 is just an option but not a must. That's why I did not say that chris97ong's second example is wrong. Also, I use can instead of must in my answer to describe a construct where 因为 can be used and I am certainly not prescribing it. In fact, I agree with Stan that it is a matter of opinion in such cases.
Apr
18
reviewed Close How to use 的 in Chinese?
Apr
18
reviewed Close How to use 了 in Chinese?
Apr
16
revised What is the difference between 由于 and 因为?
correction as per commented by user1551
Apr
16
comment What is the difference between 由于 and 因为?
@user1551, I am glad you take the time to write down the reason for downvote. I stand corrected for (1) and (2). But I disagree with (3), 所以 serves as a conjunction between two parts of a sentence, without which, the sentence would appear disjointed.
Apr
15
comment What is the difference between 激动 and 冲动?
激动 = agitated; 冲动 = reckless