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Is there a colloquial way to say "A person has changed a lot"? For example, I'd like to say "I know she has changed over the past couple of years because of doing stand-up comedy"

Would it be "我知道他因为开始Stand-up就变了很多” or is it “有很多变化?”

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  • Stand-Up would be 单人相声 & as for changed I think in Chinese it's best to be more specific as to what changed, her attitude? Her personality?
    – Mou某
    Nov 9, 2014 at 0:32

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Any time in doubt about how to put some expression into Chinese, check something like jukuu.com

她变了很多 in this case would fit. But 她变化很大 would also be OK.

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I would word the sentence something like this:

我知道她之所以跟以前很不一样,是因为做了几年单人相声。

Where changed a lot is: 跟以前很不一样 - instead of being direct and talking about changed - we're going with a indirect 'very different'.

Also notice the 之所以...是因为 construct. Which would be like saying the reason xxx....is because xxx... This is a common construct in Chinese and good for explaining things.

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    Google returned 538k usages for 单口相声, while 单人相声 returned 21.4k. Nov 9, 2014 at 15:39

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