Questions tagged [word]

For questions about a discrete unit of written or spoken text of the smallest size to convey distinct meaning. In English but not Chinese will usually be separated from other words by a space when written or printed. Other tags that may be more appropriate include [word-choice] and [word-requests].

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Segmenting Chinese words for the index of a book

I am trying to make a strict index of individual words for a large work of literature, using Chinese word segmentation, such as are found at the back of reference books. . e.g. "大星............ ...
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Right demand = 正确的要求 in this situation?

Suppose you and your teammates are negotiating with another company B. Your teammates think your company needs to offer B $100M and ask B to do X. But you think your company needs to offer B $100M and ...
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Is the word 着数 used in Modern Chinese?

According to my dictionaries, 着数 zhāoshù means: a move (as in chess, Go etc) same as 招数 zhāoshù: "movement in martial arts or on stage; trick, plot, scheme, device" There's also a 着数 with ...
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"Set the priority straight" in Chinese?

What is Chinese for "Set the priority straight" ? Or is there any Chinese fable or ancient story that relates to the idea of setting the priority straight?
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What is an example of a word that is different in definition in the Kangxi and Zhengzitong Dictionaries?

What is an example of a word that is different in definition or more clarified in the Kangxi dictionary than in the Zhengzitong dictionary?
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