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comment What does the classical construction X 何由 Y mean?
It is less common(but not rare), because a similar word 何以 will be used, I think. I could only come up with one example that is not from a poem, from 《孟子·梁惠王上》,"何由知吾可也"(how could you know I am capable?)
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revised Which expressions should I choose to say “thanks for your help”?
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answered What does the classical construction X 何由 Y mean?
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answered Which expressions should I choose to say “thanks for your help”?
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comment Asking “what's the pinyin/character for X?”
@Alenanno 不客气。That's my pleasure.
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comment Asking “what's the pinyin/character for X?”
@Alenanno Ok, I will improve my answers in the future as you suggest.
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comment Asking “what's the pinyin/character for X?”
@Alenanno I edited my answer to answer your doubts. I found that my answers were usually too long. Does it matter? Or perhaps I should improve my English. Of course,you can edit it.
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answered What is the difference between 狗 and 犬?
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comment How did 舆论 come to represent Public Opinion?
@Bjorn Actually, I am not linguist and I know its origin because I have read that book. The character 舆 originally refers to che chasis of the wagon, and in Dynasty 周, the worker who makes wagons is called 舆人 according to the dictionary, however, I can't explain more that how 舆 became a name for class.
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comment How did 舆论 come to represent Public Opinion?
@Bjorn, That section records history during the reign of the duke 昭 of state 鲁,which is 541 BC -510BC, so I think this system was in the Spring and Autumn Peroid of China.
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comment Use of Honorifics
I tried to answer, but I found it needed a lot of explanations to cover most cases.In general, you should use these terms to people that you are familiar, that you just meet, a stranger, and that is elder than you(but not so elder, difference<20, a rough measure). You use such words to show your respect, so don't use these words to people that you are familiar. There are many other cases besides What I said above.
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