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What does 风轻发自然 mean here?

At the beginning of this video, there is an introduction to the story of the singer, Lin Zijun. Here it is: 客家新流行乐创作歌手 2007[天黑黑]获苗栗客家音乐歌唱比赛    第三名 2006[匍背]获台湾创音乐大赛    客语首奖 ...
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Did the man lock up his 6-year old son at home overnight? (把6岁大的儿子一个人锁在家里整整一夜)

This question is about 后来才知道 in the following sentence: 他为了帮我,把6岁大的儿子一个人锁在家里整整一夜,彻底感动了我,交往不到一年,我们结婚了。 ... bǎ 6 suì dà de érzi yīgè rén suǒ zài jiālǐ zhěngzhěng yīyè ... 嫁给离婚带孩子的男人 我的生活只剩下两个字, ...
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Could a translation error lead to squares to not be considered as rectangles? (Mandarin)

I'm reading a certain set of kindergarten/lower primary maths textbooks that is written by American authors for an Asian company. Whenever students are asked to identify the number of rectangles in a ...
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How to translate “干妈”,“干爸/义父”,"干儿子/义子“?

I need to translate these words for a rather formal circumstance(Visa interview). And I am referring to serious relationships, not just something like "sugar daddy", and I think it worths to mention ...
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What is “god” in Chinese?

I searched it from a translator and it said 神仏. Is that correct? I need the text for my hoodie that im making. There is so many answers and I dont want to write something that I dont 100% know.
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Yahtzee scorecard — well-chosen word for “chance”?

This is part of this set, where I also posted my update. In the game of Yahtzee, the “Chance” is a pattern of dice that can be anything at all. If you can’t form a (still-needed) pattern or don’t ...
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If Pinyin (or Other Romanization) can be Translated Back into Chinese Characters

From what it sounds like (also here): Chinese characters cannot be faithfully constructed backwards from a tone+syllable combination -- the mapping only goes one way (and even then, sometimes ...
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What does this symbol mean?

I'm trying to figure out the meaning of this symbol.
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What does the box say? [closed]

I need this translated urgently. I'm sorry if you're tired of such questions, but I tried to draw the kanjis in two sites, to find them by radicals, to use a OCR program, but nothing helped.