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Loanwords with Chinese Equivalents

How many loanwords in Chinese have Chinese equivalents? Example: 三文鱼 is a loanword, borrowed from English, meaning salmon, but Chinese also has the word 鲑鱼 meaning salmon. Are there a lot of these ...
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The origins of “AA制”

Every since I learned the expression AA制*, I have been curious as to its origins. The morphology seems clear enough: AA + 制(定) = "to draw up (the bill) in an AA way". What is not clear is how AA ...
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How are new element names/characters decided?

Saw this on Twitter: 4 new elements = 4 new Chinese characters (since every new element generally gets a newly-invented character). Then, I found this article which says: 化学元素周期表原子序113的新元素将命名为“...