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Vegetarian and vegan in Chinese

I'd like to know whether there is a way to distinguish vegetarian from vegan in Chinese or is the only word available 素食者?
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Better translation for “underdog”?

Underdog has a lot of mediocre translations ABC English-Chinese gives: 处于劣势的一方 Oxford has: 弱者 which is okay and: 失败者 失败的一方 which don't really match the meaning of underdog to begin ...
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如何把名词形式的 'Nothing' 翻译成中文 How to translate the English noun form of Nothing into Chinese?

Here are 2 English sentences, both have the word 'Nothing' in it in the noun form. I am wondering if it can be translated into Chinese while preserving as much of its original meaning as possible. ...
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理由的理: specify a character by context

This method is often used to clarify which exact character of a certain pronunciation is meant, for example when saying one's name: 我叫王立:不是力量的力,是成立的立。 It is used so frequently that I assume there ...
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What’s the characters on this seal of the vase?

Found this vase at home. There is a seal with some characters on it. Is anybody able to read the words? Thanks!
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Chinese phrase for residency program

I am looking for a phrase in Chinese which means the residency program that physicians go through after graduation from medical school. SEe here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Residency_(medicine)
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Homemaker in Chinese

I've looked up homemaker, a generic and gender neutral term for house husband house wife or a person who stays at home and looks after the family and does house chores, in the Pleco dictionary, but ...