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Feb
27
comment Why do people often say 最多 in Cantonese when they mean “at the very least”?
I have absolutely no idea too :)
Feb
27
comment Why do people often say 最多 in Cantonese when they mean “at the very least”?
Not just Cantonese. This is applicable to Mandarin too.
Feb
27
comment 筛选 is the correct filter for 'search filter'?
Yes, that's right.
Feb
27
reviewed Looks Good How do you say “some people” in Chinese?
Feb
26
comment What does 算你狠 mean?
@hippietrail, I disagree. From the question, OP already knows what it means and is seeking for the "best wording". If she really wants, she can always post in EL&U asking how to express "you win", but with the emotion "you only win because you over-do it brutally". In Chinese with have this expression 算你狠... CL&U users shouldn't be inundated with English word/phrase/slang requests from users whose only purpose is to improve their English vocabulary.
Feb
26
reviewed Close How many characters do Chinese pupils know at different ages?
Feb
25
comment Difference between 坏 and 破
What I am trying to say is that there is no one-one mapping for languages. Neither is 破 used on a broken phone unless it is literally broken (into pieces).
Feb
25
comment Difference between 坏 and 破
It means the tv is spoilt (broke down). 腿坏了 doesn't mean a broken leg (腿断了 does).
Feb
25
reviewed Leave Open How to translate “给力” in English?
Feb
25
comment Difference between 坏 and 破
I don't know where you get the translated meanings. But try understand the meanings using a Chinese dictionary and use the English one only as a reference. means bad or spoilt, not broken. But in English, anything that is broken is spoilt.
Feb
22
reviewed Close What is the difference between the suffixes 面 and 边?
Feb
21
reviewed No Action Needed What are popular Chinese songs for toddlers?
Feb
21
reviewed Leave Closed Books or websites listing *polysyllabic* Mandarin terms with same pronunciation differing only by tones
Feb
20
reviewed No Action Needed Tool which can convert web pages from Hanzi to either Pinyin or Zhuyin Fuhao
Feb
19
comment Why does 拉倒 mean “forget about it”?
I think 拉倒 is used as a figure of speech to imply bringing down something that you have put up earlier. It is usually spoken when you want to conditionally rescind an offer.
Feb
17
reviewed Looks Good Confusion about bian 邊 and miàn 面
Feb
17
comment Confusion about bian 邊 and miàn 面
@Stan, in cases where there is overlap, I agree there could be some regional preference. But, I don't see how 镜子前边 is proper Chinese. You may like to provide your own answer if you are adamant about it :)
Feb
17
comment Confusion about bian 邊 and miàn 面
@Stan, based on my own experience, I have never heard anyone say 镜子前边. Neither have I heard of 书包里边. As such, I disagree that they are equal regardless of what is prescribed in 《现代汉语词典》. Although there are cases where the usage of 面 overlap with 边, we should learn to distinguish them for the sake of clarity.
Feb
17
answered Confusion about bian 邊 and miàn 面
Feb
17
reviewed Close Where to start learning mandarin