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Dec
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comment Answering yes/no questions
As a native speaker, I will answer with “来" and "不来", or “是" and "不是"(much less likely).
Dec
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revised What is the proper usage of 而已 in Chinese?
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Dec
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revised How did 葉 (leaf as in vegetation) become 叶 when it was simplified?
Correct typos and add link to 康熙字典
Dec
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revised How did 葉 (leaf as in vegetation) become 叶 when it was simplified?
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revised How did 葉 (leaf as in vegetation) become 叶 when it was simplified?
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answered Is there a rule of thumb for distinguishing male and female names in Chinese?
Dec
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answered What is the proper usage of 而已 in Chinese?
Dec
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revised How did 葉 (leaf as in vegetation) become 叶 when it was simplified?
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answered How did 葉 (leaf as in vegetation) become 叶 when it was simplified?
Dec
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answered Why isn't 到 (dào) used in this sentence?
Dec
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comment Determine radicals for simplifed characters that lost their traditional form completely
may I start a new thread to explain how some characters are simplified and why there are criticisms on the simplification.
Dec
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comment Determine radicals for simplifed characters that lost their traditional form completely
You can determine its radical as you determine the radical of other character.The radical of “叶" is “口". I think you really concern "why 口 is used for 叶,while 口 has nothing to do with the leaf?", if so, you may propose a new question.
Dec
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comment 但是, 可是 and 不过 - how to know which one to use?
I had so many typos... "they"should be "he"
Dec
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comment 但是, 可是 and 不过 - how to know which one to use?
@Cocowalla 可是 can mean "really"(to emphasize something). You can say “你可是犯了大错了!"(you really made a big mistake!). "不过” can mean "just,only", you can say ”他不过一岁,怎么可能认识这个字?"(he is just one year old, how can they read this character?)
Dec
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revised How do I decide whether to use 還是/还是 or 或者
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comment How do I decide whether to use 還是/还是 or 或者
I see, but in that case, both "或者" and "还是" mean "or", so I think question or statement is not the only standard to select the word.
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revised How do I decide whether to use 還是/还是 or 或者
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comment How do I decide whether to use 還是/还是 or 或者
Thanks for your reminder, by asking myself how I would say in your examples, I found something interesting. Yes, I would always say"你想喝茶还是啤酒?" and ”我想喝茶或者啤酒“, but I can also say ”你想喝茶吗?或者啤酒?" and “我喝茶还是啤酒,和你没什么关系( whethe I drink tea or beer, that's none of your business." Ok, I get confused.
Dec
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answered How do I decide whether to use 還是/还是 or 或者
Dec
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comment What are some common Chinese terms used when playing soccer
Actually, I don't know some terms in English, so I can't give you more terms.I think you can get more terms by googling on the Internet and I added a link of a website to my answer.