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Dec
7
suggested suggested edit on difference tag wiki excerpt
Dec
7
asked In Chinese typesetting, is there a version of Lorem Ipsum?
Dec
6
asked How to say things are different from one another
Sep
21
accepted How to use 也好. Not meaning 'also good'
Sep
21
comment How to use 也好. Not meaning 'also good'
Would this meaning be equivalent to "That's (your proposal) also good/good too" ?
Sep
20
asked How to use 也好. Not meaning 'also good'
Sep
2
accepted How to use 如 to make comparisons or analogies
Sep
2
accepted Various ways of saying OK?
Aug
30
comment How to use 如 to make comparisons or analogies
Thanks, Welcome to Chinese SE!! So would 快如飞机 make sense?
Aug
30
revised How to use 如 to make comparisons or analogies
clarified
Aug
30
comment How to use 如 to make comparisons or analogies
@congliu Right, that's not clear. I mean spoken, new analogies. Edited
Aug
30
asked How to use 如 to make comparisons or analogies
Aug
30
accepted How to say “giving someone the benefit of the doubt” in Chinese?
Aug
29
revised How to say “giving someone the benefit of the doubt” in Chinese?
clarified question, simplified title
Aug
29
comment How to say “giving someone the benefit of the doubt” in Chinese?
I never thought about the legal aspects of this term, which I believe is the same as reasonable doubt in law. I suppose the first situation lends itself cleanly to that interpretation. I will edit the question to define the scope more clearly. Thanks everyone.
Aug
29
comment Various ways of saying OK?
Thanks, I do like being delightful :)
Aug
29
comment Various ways of saying OK?
@congliu Exactly, but are they all interchangeable?English also has many; OK, sure, yeah, all right, why not? etc. but there are differences in register and situation.
Aug
29
asked Various ways of saying OK?
Aug
28
comment How to say “giving someone the benefit of the doubt” in Chinese?
@congliu You're right. And that is why I said "connotes". For example, You go to the bathroom and as you go in you pass Bob going out. The toilet wasn't flushed and a logical assumption is that Bob didn't flush it. Because you know Bob is a usually a clean person, you won't accuse him or make a deal about it, thereby giving him the benefit of the doubt since you didn't actually witness him use the toilet and not flush.
Aug
28
comment What is the difference between 看不起 and 看不上?
Which one is more similar to 小看?