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Specialized dictionary for Chinese maths terms

I am looking for a specialized dictionary for general and even more advanced maths terms (whenever available), either an online resource (website/application) or a book in print which I can buy. The ...
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How do you say "wavy hair" in Chinese?

Adjective 波浪形 = wave-shaped 鬈 = 波浪形;有弯曲(?) (For this, I was uncertain, as the word "鬈" alone just has the definition of "fine" or "beautiful" hair. Noun As a noun, I ...
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How do you say "ragdoll physics" into Chinese?

When your avatar dies in a game, it will swingy (一摆一摆的). Like with games like Roblox, GMod, or Human Fall Flat; its physics is designed that way. In Wikipedia, "Ragdoll physics" is ...
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Term for words with transposed character order?

Some pairs of Chinese words have the same characters, but in a different order. In English, I would describe such a pair as anagrams . What is the equivalent Chinese term for such pairs of words? ...
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Differentiating the translation of "Bilingual Education" and "Dual Language Education" into Chinese?

While I know, "Bilingual Education" can be translated as "双语教学" or "双语教育". (Note that "教育" and "教学" can be used interchangeable. With the former ...
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What is the Chinese equivalent of calling someone "marketable"?

Upon research, something like "销路" comes as a result. For example, 'to be marketable' would be "有销路的" (yǒu xiāo lù de). However, this sounds off, as it sounds like too literal of a ...
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Why do people use "head teacher“ as a translation for ”班主任“?

In the education field, I notice some people use the word "head teacher" in place of "班主任". However, I am unsure if this is quite accurate. Upon searching, I notice "head ...
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Why did "けっぱる", "You got this!" or "I got this!" got translated to "拼冲天"?

In Pokemon Scarlet/Violet, the character Kieran often said "拼冲天" during the climax of the battle or when he tries to encourage himself. The first instance of this is when Kieran battles the ...
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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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How is this special paper for calligraphic works called in Chinese? And what is it originally made of?

Just to check with experts, I know the terms 宣纸、米字格、田字格、薄纸等等 for special paper used for calligraphic works. But how would you call a paper as shown on the screenshot from Temu. The description in Temu ...
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What to call this style of chinese teapot/winepot handle?

I have tried to baidu and google, both english and chinese for the name of this style handle. I cannot find it-- I am able to find the handle in results of generic searches but I am sure it must have ...
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Are class and type distinguished in Chinese?

For most of my professional career, I've never encountered anyone distinguish 类 or 类型 or class or type in spoken or written language, and the two concepts seem to be synonymous in programming. But ...
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Why it's called 蕁麻疹?

I tried to find out why hives in Mandarin is called 蕁麻疹 to no avail. 蕁麻 in English is urtica, a genus of flowering plants in the family Urticaceae. Please help! Thank you ~
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How should 密钥 be pronounced?

密钥 is a technical term in cryptography referring to cryptographic keys used to encrypt and decrypt messages, (and sign and verify, but that's whole another story) Given that a physical door key or a ...
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Does 常数 only refer to commonly used, fixed numerical constants like 1 or π or c, or can it refer to e.g. 384810513112?

I got a bit confused talking maths with my iTalki teacher today. We encountered the term: CC-CEDICT: 常数 (cháng​shù​) a constant (math.) On one hand, since 常 appears in 常用, 常常, 经常, etc., the 常 in 常数 ...
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Why is 钾 (jiǎ) the Chinese character for potassium?

Elements on the periodic table are ascribed unique Chinese characters, and because they're relatively new characters (vs. thousands of years of history of the Chinese language), they're usually ...
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How to create a Chinese sentence using multiple different meanings of the same sounding word?

I just realized that Chinese can have several unrelated meanings under the same sound (though often they are given different Chinese characters/symbols). For example, gān can be: 干 (to interfere, dry,...
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How common is non-meaning-based (i.e. purely phonetic) transliteration of foreign words into Chinese?

I am working on a fantasy language and taking inspiration languages such as Chinese, specifically in regard to how it imports foreign words into its language. After reading Transcription into Chinese ...
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How is the term 盎格鲁撒克逊人 used?

In some Indo-European languages, including Greek, French, Russian etc., but not in English, the term Anglo-Saxons or Anglosaxons is used very often to describe the alliance of the English-speaking ...
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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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What is the meaning of 广州产品?

微信的研究开发工作开展得很早,2010年底,移动互联网刚起步,腾讯广州产品研发中心就开始考虑相关业务。 Hi all. This is from the Standard Course Book of HSK5, section 12. What exactly is the meaning of 广州产品? 广州产品研发 = Guangzhou product R&D It doesn'...
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How do I translate the Simpson's quote "I know, he's grooming me"?

Marge: Oh Homer, there's a bird on your head. Homer: I know, he's grooming me. In this funny quote from The Simpsons (video; episode Bart Gets an Elephant), I'm not quite sure how to translate the ...
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What algebraic expressions are 列式表示比a的5倍大4的数与比a的2倍小3的数 and 列式表示比x的7倍大3的数与比x的6倍小5的数 asking for?

In my grade-7 maths textbook (image), we have the problem: 列式表示比a的5倍大4的数与比a的2倍小3的数,计算这两个数的和; 列式表示比x的7倍大3的数与比x的6倍小5的数,计算这两个数的差。 I'm not quite sure what this means, although I'm fairly sure the first ...
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What is the meaning of 说得过?

两千七百多年前的战国末期,赵国名将赵奢有个儿子叫赵括,他从小读了不少兵书,跟别人谈论起军事来,没有人说得过他,就是父亲赵奢也难不住他。赵括因此很骄傲,自以为天下无敌,连父亲也不放在眼里。 Hi all. I found this in the Standard Course Book of HSK5, chapter 15. What is the meaning of 说得过?Here the ...
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What is the meaning of the verb 围?Its subject and object?

四合院,是中国华北地区民居中的一种组合建筑形式。所谓四合,“四”指东、西、南、北四面,“合” 就是四面房屋围在一起,中间形成一个方形的院子。 Hi all. I found this in the Standard Course Book of HSK5, chapter 14. What is the meaning of the verb 围?What are its subject and ...
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What is the meaning of 认知?

What exactly is the meaning of 认知 here? : 我奶奶说过:“人们应该在最美好的时候离开。”因为这个认知而获得诺贝尔奖的,不是我奶奶,而是心理学家丹尼尔•卡内曼。??Detailed explanation please 提前感谢。
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Chinese translation of "disproportionation"

Chemistry term: disproportionation What is the Chinese translation of this? The cambridge dictionary gave this: disproportionate translate: 不成比例的;不相称的;太大(或太小)的 But I found this very unreliable.
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What is the translation of "objet trouvé" into Chinese?

What is the standard translation of "objet trouvé" or "found object" into Chinese? I am looking for an authoritative translation based on some Chinese reference work in art history ...
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Translation of Stack Exchange’s “upvote”

Sort of a meta-textual question here. How would I explain to someone who’s unfamiliar with Stack Exchange what an upvote is? The English term is probably a neologism as well, although it can be used ...
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Why don't Chinese people use 又紅又專 any more?

又紅又專 means being both socialist-minded and professionally competent and this phrase used to be popular in China. Since the People's Republic of China is still a socialist country, why don't people use ...
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Why many professional Xiangqi players cannot pronounce 車 correctly?

When referring to a piece in Chinese chess (Xiangqi), 車 should be pronounced as jū or ㄐㄩ, instead of chē (ㄔㄜ). It is understandable that not every native speaker knows this pronunciation. However, I ...
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Do people in Taiwan add the 阿 or 儿 as suffixes to a family member's name like they do in China?

Do people in Taiwan add the 阿 or 儿 as suffixes to a family member's name like they do in China? I know that there are some similarities and differences and I was wondering if they also extended to ...
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Can the term "老大" be used to call "Boss" in video games nowadays?

I remember as a child, us children would say "老大"/lǎodà to describe the boss, or final enemy in a video game. If I am guessing correctly, it is probably like comparing a "boss" ...
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What are the names of men's haircuts popular among young Chinese idols?

What are some popular haircuts among young Chinese idols (preferably men) called in Chinese? Preferable a list in Chinese, if possible. For example, take the TFBoy members have haircuts that kind of ...
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What does this MYSQL image say? (Database Locks)

I am reading a mysql article about different kind of locks and this image appeared: Unfortunately, I cannot copy paste the words because it's in an image. I also don't know how to reproduce this with ...
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In Chinese are American English and British English different 方言?

American English and British English are different dialects of English. The basic translation of dialect is 方言. But I feel that 方言 corresponds to say different dialects of British English, or ...
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What's the mathematical relationship between Characters, Syllables, Morphemes, Words? [duplicate]

Please see the blue box below. The deceased author didn't clearly expound the mathematical relationship between four lexical items. Is my guess correct? Words ≤ Morphemes ≤ Characters ≤ Syllables ...
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Character vs. glyph vs. grapheme/morphogram vs. ideogram vs. logogram vs. pictogram vs. symbol vs. syllable

My 15-year-old daughter is learning Chinese, but these different terms baffle us! How do they differ? Where do these other terms fit into Table 3.5, which contains merely four of the terms in the ...
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Difference between 柱体 and 圆筒

I get the impression that 柱体 is more mathematical and 圆筒 is more about general "drum shaped" things. Are they interchangeable or is there a distinction?
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What do you call grinds in Chinese?

I'm not sure if this word exists in the states or even in the UK but in Ireland we call extra tuition outside of school grinds. I give maths and physics grinds to a number of students. I am aware of ...
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What are the correct characters for 直接用自己的bǎolǐng象却换掉了对方的这个c3马 describing Caruana's recent surprise chess move?

In this chess video, chess grandmaster 杨凯淇 describes a recent remarkable chess game where super-GM Caruana violated a chess principle: 在这个局面当中,走了象吃c3。直接用自己的bǎolǐng象却换掉了对方的这个c3马。 杨凯淇 I don't know ...
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Trying to translate specific Data Science terms to Traditional Chinese

I am translating a paragraph to Traditional Chinese about Data Science. The subject is Decision Modeling which is translated in Google as:決策建模 The term I am having a problem with is: Quantitative ...
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Why is "tuberculosis" 结核病 in Chinese?

结核病 (jié​hé​bìng) CC-CEDICT: tuberculosis I don't understand why tuberculosis is called this in Chinese. Breaking this apart, we have: 结: knot / sturdy / bond / to tie / to bind / to check out (of ...
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What is the difference between 后父 and 继父?

What is the difference between 后父 and 继父? Is one more formal? Is it the same with 后母 and 继母? My Mandarin textbook says 后父 is used to address your 继父.
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How do I address cousins?

Dad’s sibling’s son (if older than you) - 堂兄 Dad’s sibling’s son (if younger than you) - 堂弟 Dad’s sibling’s daughter (if older than you) - 堂姐 Dad’s sibling’s daughter (if younger than you) - 堂妹 Is ...
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How do you read "11%" aloud when it refers to percentage points?

I sometimes read newspapers aloud to practice pronunciation, but encounter the issue of percentage points, e.g. 20% and 31% differ by "11 percentage points" (or just "11 points" ...
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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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What do you term when swapping same characters [1] spawns and [2] doesn't spawn new meaning?

I just saw on Wiktionary that verbs 澄清 and 清澄 don't mean exact same. What are linguistic terms when swapping same Chinese characters spawn new meanings? keeps meaning same?
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Is there a Chinese term for dramatic irony?

In English, dramatic irony is when the readers'/audience's omniscience means they know something that the characters don't yet know. Irony is 讽(諷)刺, but I'm not sure how "dramatic" might be ...
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What does 小时级发射 refer to in 该型火箭具有“一箭多星”发射能力、小时级发射等多项优点?

“快响利箭”海上飞天 长征十一号火箭是一枚四级固体运载火箭,全长约20.8米,最大箭体直径2米,总质量约58吨,主要用于发射近地轨道和太阳同步轨道有效载荷,该型火箭具有“一箭多星”发射能力、小时级发射等多项优点,被誉为我国长征系列运载火箭家族中的“快响利箭”。 海上飞天!一箭九星!我国首次海上商业化应用发射成功!,2020年09月15日 In the above I'm unsure what ...
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