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How would you say "I eat rice in china" vs "I'm in china and eat rice" in mandarin?

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Is the accent in the south that different?

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Need help with sentence structure/style: 当时, 我学习了更多关于中国的文化.。

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Is this seal script and can some one translate this to english?

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How do I express ''routine'' in the following cases?

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Main utilisation of 过

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Is ~面(上面,下面) more common than ~邊(上邊,下邊) in Taiwan?

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How can learner distinguish 察館 vs. 茶館 in Mandarin phonetically?

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Was the term 民國 wholly coined by the founders of the Republic of China?

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What's the difference between 才 and 就?

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What role does 一种 have in 一种似曾相识的感觉?

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the meaning of "grass dogs (dogs of grass)"

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What is a meaning of 一口 in 他会说一口标准的英语?

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How can we construct natural Chinese sentences when their English counterpart contains the verb "attempt"?

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Can 追求 function as a noun?

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I have a piece of homework due in on describing with adjectives and we just recently learned about prepositions which I'm unsure of, also grammar

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Can anyone explain the sentence structure for prepositions and using adjectives/numbers and measure words?

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Ideas for Chinese leetspeak/computerized speech?

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Writer looking for Chinese name for a character

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Which is the most frequently used tone?

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For a consensuel translation of the character 当

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Another question on picking the name

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Purpose of 了 in 有点儿贵了

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What is the origin of 相当? How does it relate to other uses of 当?

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Hey, please can someone be ever so kind and tell me the meaning of this stamp? What does it mean in English

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What does 广大 mean in 广大青年?

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Who is this artist?

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Please Help Translate Seal Script on Old stone carving , Thank you

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What is the meaning of 结束退场时 in 却常常忽视结束退场时的准备?

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Who is this particular artist?

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what is the meaning of 都不甘于平庸 in the song 致你 by 苡慧?

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Zero in the time

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Use of 要...(了) to indicate future

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Translation of the sentence 我向我的女朋友学习

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Help with reading an Inkstone seal (Characters identified: 傳心基命)

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What's the difference between 这本词典是老师的吗? and 这本是老师的词典吗?

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Is the honorific space in a text "pronounced" as a pause when read aloud?

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What do these characters on an antique mural painting translate to? (Top middle and upper right are duplicates; only appear once)

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App to learn stroke order and writing chinese characters

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What's the difference between 借代 and 比喻?

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Which version of this phrase is correct and why is there a 是 at the beginning?

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When did Chinese switch from full numerical year numbers (e.g. 一千八百九十四) to per-digit year numbers (e.g. 一八九四)?

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What is the rule for forming chinese names diminutives?

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How to say "cross across the crossy cross" in Chinese, or other "preposition-dense" phrases?

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Difference(s) between 方程 and 方程式

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Is there a pattern for 沒 VS 沒有 as negative of 了?

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Which verbs allow time words to come after?

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Use of 儿话 in Mandarin


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