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Questions relating to the free CC-EDICT Chinese dictionary, e.g. adding or modifying definitions.

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What is an accurate translation of 自立自强?

I encountered the sentence 儿子说,他下定决心要自立自强 in the HSK6 Coursera course; week 4 第16课. However, CC-CEDICT's entry for 自立自强 is: 自立自強 自立自强 [zi4 li4 zi4 qiang2] /to strive for self-improvement/ But some ...
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Is 金口难开 an idiom, and if so what would be a suitable CC-CEDICT definition?

I stumbled upon 金口难开, and I think it's a 成语. I think it describes people who are pretentious (金口 = gold mouth), which makes it hard for them to speak (难开 = difficult to open). Examples: ...
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What is the significance of 女娲补天 beyond its literal meaning “Nüwa mends the sky”?

女娲补天 refers to an ancient Chinese myth, and literally means something like "Goddess Nüwa mends the sky". I'd be interested in creating a CC-CEDICT definition for it, so it'll need the syntax: 女媧補天 ...
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What's a suitable CC-EDICT definition for 各司其职?

I encountered 各司其职 in my textbook 发展汉语,高级口语(I) on page 19, so I'm attempting to whip up a CC-EDICT definition. Question: What's a suitable CC-EDICT definition for 各司其职? The definition the textbook ...
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Are “gratitude” and “appreciation” suitable CC-CEDICT definitions for 感激之心?

In my writing, my teacher suggested I use 感激之心. I didn't find 感激之心 in CC-CEDICT, although there is 感激 感激 [gan3 ji1] /to be grateful/to appreciate/thankful/ It seems reasonable to create a ...
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Does the chengyu 话不投机 (huà bù tóu jī) mean “uncongenial speech”?

I'm looking at creating a CC-EDICT entry for 话不投机 (huà bù tóu jī). This will need to go through their review process: All submitted entries will be queued for reviewing by the CC-CEDICT editors team....
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中东 - “Middle East” or “Eastern China”?

The dictionary lists both Middle East and Eastern China for 中东. Is one of these meanings more common? What would be a native speaker's first impression of the word? Does the meaning vary from mainland,...