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Database of nouns linked to pictures

Are there any large databases of Chinese noun words, each with a corresponding picture of what the thing looks like? The closest resource found so far are 'visual dictionary' books.
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Do you know any of the Chinese study websites that is helpful to a CSL student?

As a student or teacher of CSL (Chinese as a Second Language), do you know or use any of the websites that are popular in Chinese language education in China?
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What's the Chinese equivalent of Strunk and White's The Elements of Style? [duplicate]

The Elements of Style is a style guide to writing American English, published in numerous editions. ... The Elements of Style was listed as one of the 100 best and most influential books written in ...
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Please suggest some resource to learn medical chinese vocabulary

the words which the patients will usually use to describe their symptoms and vocabulary which the doctor might use to describe the common scenarios.
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Memorials of Zhang Zhidong or Yuan Shikai

Does someone know, where to get Chinese language versions of memorials (奏摺) of Zhang Zhidong or Yuan Shikai? For Zhang Zhidong a rich source should be: 清代名人奏折书系, which I have not been able to acquire, ...
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A good way to check a character for 平仄格律?

I already have some basic knowledge of this in general, from mandarin and cantonese vocab. However, I am dipping my toes into poetry and thought an actual resource of rhyming for characters would be ...
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How can I install Shuangpin in Rime for Traditional Characters only?

I am on a Windows 10 PC. I have installed the Zhengma method on RIME and have been using it for the past few months. But I want to try practicing with Shuangpin (aka Double Pinyin) since its easier on ...
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AIs that can construct Chinese conversations [duplicate]

Does anybody know of any free/affordable AIs (a la Chat GPT) that are pretty good at constructing simple Chinese dialogues?
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Are there any datasets or spreadsheets that contain the most popular Chinese characters and their components?

I'm trying to build a program to help me study Chinese, and one way that helps me remember characters is dividing them into components. I'm using a website called dictionary.writechinese.com to do ...
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Is there a list / database of Chinese mathematical terms (for complex math)?

Some things like this or advanced/graduate school math (like Group Theory, Ring Theory, Quantum Mechanics, etc.). Does Chinese have its own names for these types of things? If so, where can I find a ...
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Popular Chinese language science / engineering video content for children

What are the most popular Chinese language video programs / online video channels that pertain to science, chemistry, math, robotics, etc. with a focus on kids as the audience? Equivalent to English-...
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Antimetabole and source for literary devices

What is the translation of the literary device of antimetabole in Chinese? I'm sure a bunch of idioms use it, but I haven't found a good translation for the term. For instance, how would someone ...
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Online Classical Chinese dictionary

There are two similar questions here: what are some dictionaries about vocabulary of classical chinese? Resources: Modern Chinese -> Classical Chinese (Dictionary/References/etc.) But my question ...
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Reading older Chinese magazines

I'm at a stage where I'm able to read novels, including the ones by Zhang Ailing, Bai Xianyong and the like. I have now reached the point where I need to start venturing into (somewhat) early 20th ...
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Songs, poems, etc. as learning aids for sequences of words

Given that the names of the dynasties can be sung to the tune of Frère Jacques, I wonder whether there are other songs or poems helping to remember, say, the heavenly stems, the earthly branches, the (...
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Can you download the Hanyu Da Cidian (漢語大詞典) as E-book format or PDF?

Unquestionably, an e-book format is way more convenient than these physical volumes or CDs! Where can I obtain 漢語大詞典 as E-Book?
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Cangjie converter

Does anyone know of a Cangjie converter that can convert bulk texts to and from Cangjie codes? Example conversions: kb2 oiar grmbc jjomn oh egi --> 冇倉頡輸入法 冇倉頡輸入法 --> kb2 oiar grmbc jjomn oh egi ...
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Where can I find a digital copy of《实用速成汉语》Chinese Made Easier? [closed]

I'm looking for a digital copy of《实用速成汉语》Chinese Made Easier. Amazon seems to only have paperback copies. I'm not seeing any mention of a digital copy on their own website: CME. Ideas?
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Is there a good resource for Mandarin or Cantonese terms for motorsports and motorsports news?

I am a big Formula 1 fan so I would love to add some motorsports-specific terms to my studying. Simple things such as "race car" to maybe more complex terms like "slipstream" or &...
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Object oriented programming terms class, object, instance, attribute, method

Answers to Web Developer Vocabulary give many useful terms, but I'm working with someone and we need to read further about five specific terms in object oriented programming (e.g. Python or similar). ...
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Is there an Android app that pressing on words translates them?

I found this popup browser dictionary: Zhongwen: Chinese-English Dictionary. Hovering the mouse over a character, it displays the translation and the pinyin: Is there an app that gives this easy ...
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Are chinese historical dramas appropriate for learning Mandarin?

Is the language used in Chinese historical dramas usually antiquated/extra formal, and does that make them a bad (or maybe just too advanced) resource for practicing one's Mandarin? (I've just closed ...
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Are there Chinese spoken language games? (like Ubbi Dubbi)

Ubbi dubbi is a language game spoken with the English language. It was popularized by the 1972-1978 PBS children's show Zoom. ... Ubbi dubbi works by adding -ub- /ʌb/ before each vowel sound in a ...
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Where can I find a digital copy of 黄继忠's translation of 论语?

I'm looking for a digital copy of Chichung Huang (黄继忠)'s translation of The Analects of Confucius (论语). Amazon's blurb mentions what they believe are the advantages of the translation: Far more ...
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Where can we find the most frequent combination of two Chinese words (搭配)?

It's quite difficult to correctly use a Chinese word. Sometimes, when I learn a new word, I don't know how to use it in a sentence, what verb to use. Besides reading more sentences and Chinese texts, ...
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Resources for Chinese in formal situations [closed]

I am looking for a comprehensive guide of formal Chinese for business emails, memos, laws, newspapers, etc. I am aware that some sentence patterns are only used in a formal context. For example, ....均....
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What's a good place to look up the etymology of certain Chinese words that aren't immediately obvious?

Many Chinese words make a lot of sense when you consider the meanings of individual characters. However, others aren't quite as obvious at first glance. For example, Why does 有机 as in 有机食品 mean ...
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Noun translations from Classic of Mountains and Seas?

I'm looking for an authoritative English list of people, places and things from Classic of Mountains and Seas. Anne Birrell has apparently done a translation The Classic of Mountains and Seas. I ...
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Which word processors and websites support vertical writing of Chinese?

I am aware of 好讀, which allows you to read Chinese novels displayed vertically. Is there a convenient (preferably free of charge) word processor if I wish to type a Chinese document vertically? ...
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Where would one find a library of Chinese classics that have never been translated into English?

Suppose an English-speaking software developer and data scientist were interested in finding ancient Chinese writings that have never before been translated into English. Suppose a developer desired ...
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Are there satirical news sites in Chinese, like The Onion?

Sometimes I like to have a laugh and read satirical news sites, like The Onion, e.g. Experts Concerned Pale Russian Mystic Constantly At Trump’s Side May Attempt To Influence 2020 Election It'd ...
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Is there a list of medicinal plants and their translations in Mandarin?

I am interested in both learning Mandarin and the names of traditional medicinal plants in China. I am also interested in the history of herbal medicine in China, and a resource to study this in ...
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How do you improve Chinese writing beyond HSK4 or HSK5?

I am learning Chinese (not student, just private interest) and my Chinese is somewhere between HSK4 and HSK5 (half part of HSK5 finished). I am not focussing to improve my vocabulary as when I speak, ...
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How can I create Chinese webcomics?

I'm wondering if there is a way to create webcomics in Chinese. I made the following using Strip Generator but it doesn't seem to support Chinese. Question: How can I create Chinese webcomics?
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Help finding text by Liang Qichao

I need the text 戊戌政變記 to cite some characteristic remarks about Cixi. Ctext has it here, but the OCR is horrible (of the order of one in three characters wrong). I went back to the plates and ...
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Database of Chinese translations of given names?

Is there a comprehensive/official list of Chinese transliterations of given names (i.e. first names)? I know that I can transliterate on my own, but such a database is useful because: I can look up ...
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Is there a place to find extremely simple stories? [duplicate]

Is there anywhere (ideally free online) to find a wide range of reading material that is in extremely simple Chinese, the equivalent of perhaps "Fun With Dick and Jane" in English? https://books....
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Are there online resourses that automatically translates English to classical Chinese? [closed]

Google translate supports traditional Chinese and simplified Chinese but not classical Chinese. On the other hand, classical Chinese is one of the supported languages of Wikipedia. Are there online ...
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How to find earliest usage of a term?

This question could be split into two types of terms: new expressions & old expressions. For new expressions one could open Google &/or Baidu go to "News" (资讯) and then "Order By Date" (按时间排序)...
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Is there a list of simplified Chinese radicals?

Is there a list of simplified Chinese radicals? The radical 159 车 consists of 7 strokes, in fact it is its traditional version 車 which includes 7 strokes ...
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Is it a common requirement for Chinese interpreters to be fluent in two or more dialects?

I was looking at job postings for interpreters and found a few for generic "Chinese" interpreters, a few more for both Mandarin & Cantonese, and just one for Mandarin only. To my surprise, I didn'...
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Differences in reading difficulty between Taiwan and Hong Kong newspapers?

I have read both 星岛日报 (published in Hong Kong) and 世界日报 (published in the US, but with an apparent focus on Taiwan) in print and online. Both papers are written in Traditional Chinese, but I notice ...
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Chinese stroke order diagram styles resources

I'm looking for a resource online that shows the stroke orders of a character in just one box for my Anki flashcards on my phone. The format should look something like this (unfortunately it's Kanji ...
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Resource request: Hainanese dictionaries

What are the available Hainanese (海南話) dictionaries? In particular, dictionaries of the Wenchang (文昌) dialect. If those are not available, dictionaries of the Haikou (海口) dialect are also fine. If ...
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Where to find questions from the imperial exam?

I have found various pages with questions from the last imperial exam in 1904. This one seems most practical. Given the immense importance of the event, I hope that more records of (prior) exams ...
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What book is this passage from?

I found this passage on 北京大学's website but I can't even go back to the page of contents. I want to know the name of the book。it's the 阅读 section of the site.
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Help with tones?

Before I jump into the question, a bit of context for my situation: I'm in Mandarin 1 currently in HS, about 7 months in from the beginning of the school year, and I'm having some problems. According ...
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What is Alex and John Dent-Young's translation of this passage of the Water Margin?

I have this passage from the Water Margin which is quoted in the Treasury of Laughs 话说鲁智深剃度五台山,一日回到丛林选佛场中禅床上,扑倒头便睡。上下肩两个禅和子推他起来,说道:“使不得。既要出家,如何不学坐禅?”智深道:“洒家自睡,干你甚事?”禅和子道:“善哉!”智深裸袖道:“团鱼洒家也吃,甚么‘鳝哉’?”...
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What are good resources for Chinese calligraphy?

Pen writing and brush writing is also welcome. If possible, I hope you can give your evaluate for these resourses. I have heard 灵飞经 is a good copybook. Are there something close to that?
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Most popular question and answer and forum sites in Chinese [closed]

What social networks exist on the Chinese internet, that allow people to meet and discuss things on any topic, or ask questions, like on Quora. I am learning Chinese and would like to practice. Any ...
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