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Chinese commentary about a Sun Tzu quotation

Is this possible for you to transcript (and translate ?) this old chinese text : http://zupimages.net/viewer.php?id=19/23/5wnr.jpg [url=http://zupimages.net/viewer.php?id=19/23/5wnr.jpg][img]https:/...
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Condom poster: What should 爪 in …因爪安全性行为感染艾滋病 actually be? And why is 经 in 预防艾滋病经性传播?

Question: What should 爪 in 天津市平均每周都有1名学生因爪安全性行为感染艾滋病 actually be? And why is 经 in 预防艾滋病经性传播? Why I ask: this poster has appeared in some campus bathrooms (in the women's ones, at least): (...
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My dictionary shows 说 is both shuì and shuō

I have installed Chinese character dictionary popup plugin into the browser and it showed for 说 character: 说 說 shuì to persuade 说 說 shuō to speak; to say; to explain; to scold; to tell ...
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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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矢, how does it look like an arrow?

Personally, I find it hard to imagine how the character 矢 looks like an site (perhaps a "big" man with a spear on to of his head, I dunno). Can someone please explain this ibn terms of oracle bone ...
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What kind of food is 漢巴德? (from 官場現形記)

In the Qing dynasty novel 官場現形記, there is this passage: 三荷包接過看時,只見上面開的是:清牛湯、炙鰣魚、冰蠶阿、丁灣羊肉、漢巴德、牛排、凍豬腳、橙子冰忌廉、澳洲翠鳥雞、龜仔蘆筍、生菜英腿、加利蛋飯、白浪布丁(10300620)、濱格、豬古辣冰忌廉、葡萄乾、香蕉、咖啡。另外幾樣酒是:勃蘭地、魏司格、紅酒、巴德、香檳,外帶甜水、鹹水。 ...
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Job requirements for typing Chinese

Many government positions in Taiwan have typing speed requirements. In Taipei city job announcements I've found which mention this requirement, the minimum runs from 40-60 characters a minute. This ...
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Query about tone and stress in Mandarin foreign transcriptions/loanwords

Chinese transcription of foreign names and countries often results in long words that (in my opinion) stick out from the native lexicon significantly. There is general agreement that Mainland ...
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Transcribing native speakers using dictation tools - any suggestions to improve accuracy?

I tried playing this to iOS 7's dictation feature: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6jhgUWBlxQ The accuracy was pretty poor at regular speed, I'd say 20%, at best. I tried slowing down the playback ...