Questions tagged [word-choice]

Questions about what word fits better in a certain context or situation.

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Translating the last verse of “Si maritau Rosa” into Chinese

Background I am making a Chinese singable version of a Sicilian song called "Si maritau Rosa" (Rosa has gotten married). I have three questions about how to best render the last verse. Here are the ...
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If a word is used in 成语, does it mean the word could stand alone in Classical times?

明 as in 明火执仗, in Modern Mandarine, I can't use 明 alone (e.g. not 明我的身, 明我的心), but could it stand alone in Classical Chinese?
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Choosing between 能 and 会 when filling in e.g. 如果你 ______ 来参加这个聚会的话,她一定 ______ 很高兴的。

Can anyone answer a few questions for me? Please choose the best option to fill the blanks. A. 能 (Néng) B. 会 (Huì) 如果你 ______ 来参加这个聚会的话,她一定______ 很高兴的。 Rúguǒ nǐ ______ lái ...