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May
22
comment How to say “craving for something”? (Food Related)
Being fond of good food and craving for a particular dish are not the same thing.
May
11
comment ㄍ一ㄥ? What dialect? What character?
Can you provide some context?
May
8
comment What is the difference between 绿 and 青?
@Rephinx, I would say that's how language evolve.
May
8
comment What is the difference between 绿 and 青?
@Rephinx, no, no. I never dispute the historical meaning of 青. If you want to take all that into consideration, you can never assign a single colour to it as it has several meanings. I don't believe that it is a mistake made by Wikipedia, but something that people has taken into consideration to create a new meaning for this word which would otherwise be discarded due to its ambiguity.
May
8
comment What is the difference between 绿 and 青?
@Rephinx, both Wikipedia and Baidu says exactly the same thing. To imply that both are wrong is like 一竹竿打翻整船人.
May
7
comment What is the difference between 绿 and 青?
@Rephinx, if you refer to Baidu article, it says 青色 and 水绿色 are synonymous. Different people may perceive it differently, and that's alright.
May
6
comment What is the difference between 阻拦, 阻止, 阻挡, and 阻碍?
阻拦 - intercept, 阻止 - impede, 阻挡 - block, 阻碍 - obstruct
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
comment A good price to offer - Chinese Numerical Significance
Just tell them 350 is your lucky number and 388 means evil to you.
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
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
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
Apr
14
comment What is the difference between qi3 and qi3 lai2?
Your profile says that you are in the midst of creating a Chinese teaching program. I am curious how are you able to do it without being able to type in Chinese :P
Apr
14
comment What is the difference between 由于 and 因为?
Haha... yeah. Nice to see you here :)
Apr
14
comment Making sense of 去华山怎么走比较好?
I think it appears as a brief way to say '...the best ... according to...'. No, it doesn't. 比较好 means better, not best. And the part on modesty regarding the choice of word used is certainly misplaced.
Apr
13
comment Correct way to say “each person”?
每个人的 租是650元 would be the exact equivalent of your English sentence.
Apr
12
comment Correct way to say “each person”?
Why don't you specify "per month" in your English sentence?
Apr
11
comment Is there a difference between 担心 (dānxīn) and 着急 (zháojí)?
担心 is worry, 着急 is anxious.