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Questions about understanding the meaning of words, phrases, etc. For in-context meaning, use [meaning-in-context].

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What is the difference between 发货,出货 and 交货?

What is the difference between 发货, 出货, and 交货?
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What did my wife write?

my wife is Chinese and we had an argument yesterday and she wrote this for herself (see pictures). Unfortunately her handwriting is too hard for me to read and look up (I first tried to look in a ...
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Please help me with this translation? [closed]

What does this translate to in English? Apparently it's a quote. 昨天是歷史, 明天是未知, 而今天是禮物
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Lao-Tseu carved statue signed sigillary caracters

Hi, Perhaps it is better I open a special file for my question? Lao-Tseu or Confucius holding the sacred YiKing book? Material is a kind of hard stone.
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filial piety[孝]: what it is and what it isn't(?)

孝、孝顺,孝道、孝敬 all talk of filial piety which is a huge part of Chinese language and culture. 愚孝 on the other hand means "stupidly filial" and is defined by Taiwans Ministry of Education as, “昧於事理的孝行,...
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Can you help me to understand the technical text translated from Chinese to English? [closed]

I am translating the user manual to Russian. It is in English but translated from Chinese and about Chinese video security system (chinese software and hardware). Probably the native Chinese ...
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How can I use 笨/蠢/傻/呆/痴 properly?

笨/蠢/傻/呆/痴 what are the differences and how are they properly used in a sentence? thnk U What is the difference between all of these?↓ 这个人真笨。 这个人真傻。 这个人真呆。 这个人真蠢。这个人真痴。
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What does the chinese lettering mean on my shirt? [closed]

I bought this shirt and now I'm curious what the Chinese lettering means. i tried to translate, but it is very hard. Can you help me translate?
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What's the meaning of these 2 lines of this song (焚城雪)?

Can anyone help me interpret the meaning of these lines 绊着三生草 白露湿黄叶 青丝易被尘俗染 唯白发不怯 These lines are taken from the song name 焚城雪
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How to translate “我爱的很野不会说谎等不等你都是一样” in English?

I am trying to translate this sentence, but I don't think that I am going on the right way. I don't know how to reach the final. Sentence: 我爱的很野不会说谎等不等你都是一样 Pinyin: wǒ ài de hěn yě búhuì shuōhuǎng ...
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How to use 的 in Chinese? [closed]

I'm recently studying the most frequently used Chinese characters list, and 的 is the #1 in the list, which means it is the MOST USED character in Chinese! So my question is how to use 的 in Chinese? ...
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Are these sentences correct?

大家好! 1.大女方四岁。 2.男方大四岁。 3.男方大其四岁。 Are these sentences correct? 谢谢! 有大神回答下吗?
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I am from or I come from in Chinese

What's the difference of these two and are they used only for the place you originated from?
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Can 是 be changed into 的?

I have been playing a farming game these days and I joined a Chinese neighborhood in the game. There’s a chatting room feature that allows members of the neighborhood to chat with one another. I don’t ...
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What does the lettering mean? [closed]

Thanks for your help <3 The sweatshirt has underneath the letters a weapon and underneath that "Paris" written so I´m a little concerned and confused on what it could mean... ^^´
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What is the meaning of 奇牛? (odd + cow)

From the context 奇牛 appears to mean something like customized or "one of a kind", but it's not in my (rather old) dictionary. Edit: context: 奇牛机械,专注小而精机械五金加工,值得信赖,6年老店,高于行业好评率和回头率,您发送图纸给客服,...
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Can someone please tell me what this poem means?

Can any one tell me the meaning of this picture?
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What type of meanings/functions can/does 谁 have?

I had learnt some grammar points where 谁 seems to introduce a subordinated phrase (those people who (谁做谁) ... and who would be 谁, now I was wondering what other functions 谁 could have.
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Can someone translate this message?

Someone sent me this: 所有这些塑料袋都来自于周边非洲国家,因为他们经常应用这种黑色袋子。 And when I translated it sounded offensive.
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如果做这样,他要看不懂。 what does this mean?

What does 如果做这样,他要看不懂。 mean? Is it grammatically correct? I tried to google translate it, which gave me stupid results.
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Can someone translate this? [closed]

Two weeks ago I accidentally installed a virus that installed a program called "UCBrowser". I want to uninstall it but it's written in Chinese. Can someone please translate this for me? If it isn't ...
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Hokkien name to Mandarin

A friend of mine has a Hokkien name of 'eng leng' (leng is long and means dragon). However, I have no idea of this 'eng'. This name was given by her ancestor who is really passed. So I am helpless ...
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How is “戚” Being Used as a Standalone Verb to Mean “Feel”? [closed]

Samples from the Internet: 1) 我對學校老師的專業程度戚到滿意。 2) 膝关节经常戚到有些酸软 3) 如果你因此戚到不開心或困擾 Clearly, "戚" is being used as a verb to mean "feel". But the zdic definition doesn't include any instances where it ...
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Does this 中国是 。。轮番上市 mean 'flooding the market'?

The 是 here without a following 的 seems a bit odd. 中国目前是新车和降价车轮番上市,使准备买车的消费者不知如何选择。 I see that 轮番 means 'one after another' but I get the sense of 'flooding the market'. Is that correct? ...
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What are these sentences in English?

I'm currently reading some Chinese novels to improve my reading ability. There are sentences that I can understand roughly but can not describe them in English. I would love to understand the sentence ...
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Please critique my short story: Liǎng ge jiǎozi

I have written a short story in pinyin for a special person. As for grammar/vocab, feel free to suggest corrections. More importantly, what was your interpretation of the story? The recipient knows I ...
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How accurate is this Google translate?

参与联合国教科文预算管理委员会 Google translate said "UNESCO participation in the budget management committee."
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What's the meaning of this ideogram? [closed]

Anyone can tell me the meaning of the picture's ideogram?
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百强 specification?

百强 (MDBG): top 100 (e.g. top 100 towns) Adsotrans: top one-hundred CFDict top 100 Cebu Pacific calls themselves a 百强企业 on their advertisements 蓝润集团 calls themselves 百强蓝润 on their ...
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What does “淦” mean? [closed]

I used Google translate but it shows "Gan", which cannot be its true meaning (it's just the pronunciation). Is that the liquid state of gold? But I think it should be a verb.
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What's the difference between 去 and 走? [closed]

I think they both mean "to go" -- is that right?
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Meaning of menghe [closed]

Can anyone provide some possible meanings of "menghe" to Chinese speakers? I am intentionally not providing the context as I think there may be more than one possible answer and I don't want to lead ...

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