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Difference between 韩国 and 韩文?

Hopefully another easy question for everyone. How can I remember which version of “Korean” to use in a sentence? I had a question which asked me to translate “I eat Korean snacks”. I was told I should’...
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Can someone please help me by translating this vertical group of Chinese characters and the smaller chop located on the left?

These characters are located beneath an antique (19th century?) Chinese ceremonial box that I own. Your help will be greatly appreciated.
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What is the difference between the characters "眞" and "真"?

The words "眞" and "真" are frequently used, but the word "眞" in the dictionary is not the traditional form of "真" (either in Hong Kong and Taiwan), and I have ...
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What is the difference between two traditional Chinese characters of 为 - 為 and 爲? What about 𤔡?

This really let me get confused. When I use the built-in Simplfied-Traditional Chinese converter in my mobile phone and entered 为, it got 為. However, when I tried to look up this character in Xinhua ...
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Glyph origin of 面 ("noodles")

As I understand, the original character for wheat noodles was: 麪 semantic 麥 (“wheat”) + phonetic 丏 (OC *meːnʔ) which was later simplified to: 麵 semantic 麥 (“wheat”) + phonetic 面 (OC *mens) Which ...
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Is 认 related to 人?

The verb "to know" 认 (rèn) is the simplified form of 認 (言 → 讠 and 忍 → 人). I'm not very familiar with the history behind simplifying characters, but I'm aware many characters generally have a ...
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List of components with their meanings published by a reliable source

I want to learn more about the meaning of the radicals of simplified chinese characters, because I feel that by knowing what each radical means, I can have a better understanding of the meaning of the ...
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Difference between 幺 and 么

I saw words like 什幺 and 这幺 in the story I'm reading. I'm wondering if it's just a typo or do people actually spell it like that. If yes, what's the difference with 么?
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How did 發 and 髮 got written as 发 in simplified form?

Came across the character 发 (fā/fà; issue, dispatch, send out / hair) recently and I checked their traditional forms 發 and 髮. I wanted to know more about how 發 (fā; issue, dispatch, send out, emit [...
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How can I find the Chinese meaning and possible characters for a Pinyin name (without tone marks)

I am trying to find out the Mandarin characters and the meaning behind a name, Most web sites I go to have very generic answers, if they answer at all. This thread doesn't answer my question ...
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Help me read this signature on the porcelain plate

I have bought a small bowl on the flea market it and it has this signature on the bottom. I am trying to figure out what is written there but I am neither Chinese or Japanese. Are you able to tell ...
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Traces of the Chinese font "明兰终" (7×7 pixel characters)

This page mentions a Chinese font named 明兰终, which is designed with Chinese characters sized 7×7 pixels: "明兰终",估计只有 7*7 字体估计是作者自已点出来的 详细说明在, http://bbs.themex.net/forumdisplay.php?f=87 ...
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What about the meaning "actually" for 所 mentioned in many dictionaries?

Many online dictionaries (dictionary.writtenchinese.com, yellowbridge.com, chine.in/mandarin/dictionnaire/, app.ninchanese.com/search, etc...) mention the meaning "actually" ("en ...
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Can anyone help me check if the translation I made is correct?

Guy 1: Good morning, everyone. I’m News Anchor (name), and welcome to Weather Weather Lang. Today is April 6, 7AM and we’ll look at the city weather forecast. Reporter (name), how’s the weather today? ...
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What is the difference between shénme 什么 and nǎ 哪?

I can not really understand the difference and found no article about it. Example : 你叫什么名字?Nǐ jiào shénme míngzi? 他们是 哪 国人? Tāmen shì nǎ guó rén? Thanks !
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Sequence of Chinese characters for keeping track of days of the year

I wonder whether anyone has knowledge of any sequence of Chinese characters used for describing such a list (one character for each of the 365 days in a year). Such a list could be memorized by people ...
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Game 四加一 or 四紮 rules or origin unknown

I have read about this variant in the context of weiqi, however, I cannot find anything about it online. It's something about placing a combination of up to four stones as one move, but what about ...
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Is 那 often used as a conjunction?

Still forwarding on my lexicon, i am wondering about the use of 那 as a conjunction meaning " then, in that case ". Is it really often used in that usage in modern Chinese ? There are other ...
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Chinese speaking and vocabulary [duplicate]

大家好 Can anybody help with recourses that I can make my speaking and vocabulary better? Is there anybooks that can help me?
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What does "抽象" in this sentence mean in English?

On Chinese social networks, "抽象" does not always mean "abstract" For example, "这个视频太抽象了" actually means this video is kinda funny instead of "This video is so ...
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Main utilisation of 过

I'm working on a lexicon for the main Chinese characters, and I only have a few words to give a meaning. I am wondering about the two main significations of the character 过. All dictionaries online ...
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For a consensuel translation of the character 当

I'm working on a lexicon for the main Chinese characters, and I only have a few words to give a meaning. I stumble on this particular character used in the first tone, and the least I can say is that ...
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Do any modern dictionaries use the original 214 Kangxi radicals?

For simplified characters, do any modern paper dictionaries include an index of characters using the original 214 Kanxi radicals? I'm familiar with the original 214 Kanxi radicals due to their usage ...
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I have a painting on silk I'm new to this type of research. Can someone help me identify it plz

[silk painting I would like info on starting with the translation I guess I know absolutely nothing.
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Simplified Chinese and compatibility with spoken Chinese language: How it works with iOS (VoiceOver) and Android (TalkBack)

I'm designing a Multi-language app and a major user group is Chinese speaking people with disability. The app will be on both iOS and Android. I don't speak or read any chinese language. The app ...
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What's the equivalent of "nice" (said like the Reddit meme) in Chinese?

How do I say "nice" as a response, in a kind of positive, "that's cool" tone, in Chinese? Like how it's said on Reddit (or elsewhere on the internet) as a response to the numbers ...
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How do I change the ruby text language in Microsoft Word for Hanyu Pinyin?

I would like to use the Phonetic Guide in Microsoft Word to learn Chinese by adding Hanyu Pinyin to Simplified and Traditional Chinese text. However, when select a group of characters, the ruby text ...
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Has anyone done an english translation for the song 致你 by yihuik 苡慧

I found a translation of the chorus of the song online and it seems to be just a google translate, and so I wonder if there is perhaps a better way to understand the meaning of the song. Anyway, I ...
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Need translation for shipping label

I need the address below translated in to a specific address requirement. zhang zhen 秋长镇白石村明泰路17号朝鲲产业园1号楼 CFF收货口 惠州市惠阳区 Shenzhen 广东省 516221 format needed: Company Address 1 Address 2 Address 3 ...
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Chinese to Chữ Nôm converter online

Why it is very hard to find the Chữ Nôm for the very common Hanzi 有 ? Maybe this Hanzi was not so used in the past ? This looks very strange, and any light on it is welcome !
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How to memorise a Chinese -character/-word that have different meanings?

There are Chinese characters & words that have many and different meanings, my question is how remember their meanings ? Are there any tips ? Simple examples: 得 (de, děi, dé): particle, must, ...
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I am planning on getting a tattoo that says “Relentless” in Chinese. Would anyone here be able to tell me the correct characters?

I am planning on getting a tattoo that says “Relentless” in Chinese. Would anyone here be able to tell me the correct characters? Google translate's result is 狠, which also carries the meaning of &...
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What does 他们说他写歌词找枪手 mean?

The line cane from the song "pride of mine". I understand that 他们说 mean they said and 他写歌词 mean he wrote the lyrics, but i dont understand the 找枪手.
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What is this word? 丒

stumbled across this word 丒 and have no clue what it is. Context is 辛丒 Can anyone tell me how to spell it, and most importantly what does it mean? Thanks!
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Hi I was planning on getting tattooed 'love yourself' in Chinese. Should I use '爱你自己' or '爱自己'?

Hi I was planning on getting tattooed 'love yourself' in Chinese. Should I use '爱你自己' or '爱自己'? Is there any difference and if so what are they?
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Why do people say “你死了这条心吧” instead of “这颗心”?

I thought the classifier of "心" is always "颗" or "个"? But why here is more common to use "条"?
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Is this sentence correct? 我可以试试吗

I am doubting about wich of the following sentences is the right one, or if all are correct. Thaks in advance for your help and explanations. a) 我可以试试吗? b) 我可以试一试吗? c) 我可不可以试试? d) 我可不可以试一试?
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How pronunce " 小打小闹 " in 我的一点成就 不过是小打小闹?

I am sorry that this question doesn't answer to the case of four consecutive third tones, especially in what Wenlin dictionary calls "Fixed Expression"? How should I apply what is written in ...
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What is the Mandarin PinYin pronunciation for the Bushou that cannot be typed?

I am attaching images of 部首 (Associated BuShou) from the widely used 新华字典 (XinHuaZiDian) that have no current Unicode encoding, therefore cannot be typed using your typical software on your typical ...
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Can anyone identify the characters on this ivory pipe?

My father-in-law showed us an ivory pipe that his family has had for many decades. I can’t identify the characters by looking up the radical and then the remaining strokes. Can anyone help out?
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I want to get a tattoo that says "Ambitious" in Chinese. However I don't fully trust google translate

野心的 is what I "Ambitious" means in google translate. Is this right? If not can someone let me know how it is actually written?
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在 ... 之余 : It looks like there is a grammar point using 之 in that construction (found on archchinese). Who can explain that point?

On the website "archchinese" there are a few expressions using 在 followed by a part of sentence ending with 之余, 之前, 之后, 之际 : 在 … 之余 在 … 之前 在 … 之后 在 … 之际 Anyone can give a few explanations ?...
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Differences Between: 时候 vs. 的时候?

Is there any rule when can I say 的时候 and when 时候? For example: 小时候 and 小的时候, is there any difference? 求求大神们帮帮我
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Why is the Chinese word "girl" or "女" not showing up on pinyin

The correct pinyin of girl in Nu, but when you type nu in none of the first searches are "Nu", or even if u type just "n" for that matter. Why does it not appear, as it is a pretty ...
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Ways to say "I love you" other than 我爱你

Are there any other ways to say "I love you" other than 我爱你? It can't be that people say "I love you" only to their lovers. How do you say you love your friends or family that you ...
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Who knows the most number of characters in Chinese?

I am mainly just curious as to the answer. And it would be interesting to hear if it is different for simplified and traditional. I know there are 80,000+ characters and most native speakers will ...
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How do you answer the following question when someone asks: 我想认识一个美国朋友,你给我介绍一下,可以吗?

我想认识一个美国朋友,你给我介绍一下,可以吗? My Chinese teacher asked me the question above ^. Am I supposed to say: 这是我的中国老师, 王朋. or 这是我的美国朋友, Rodger Smith. Basically, should I be introducing my Chinese teacher who ...
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Explanation for simplification of 遙

Why is 遙 simplified into 遥? The second does not really look simpler - except in this unfortunate digital form that I now see that certainly was of no consideration to those who enacted simplification -...
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比 as synonym for 放?

I recently changed my phone language to Chinese. Someone "loved" a text I wrote, meaning that they put a heart on the message. The phone notification says, "这个人比了个心“, which to me, seems ...
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Is there an explicit/crude saying for bravery in Chinese?

I am looking for something similar to the english 'having big balls' as an indication of bravery.
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