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Questions on specific points regarding translating Chinese. Do your own research first!
Questions about the grammatical rules governing Chinese structure and composition.
Questions about understanding the meaning of words, phrases, etc. For in-context meaning, use [meaning-in-context].
Questions about what word fits better in a certain context or situation.
830 questions
Questions about understanding words or phrases within a given context.
Questions about the use of expressions, parts of speech, words, verbs, etc.
735 questions
For questions about differences or comparisons between two or more words, lexical nuances, characters, pronunciation, syntax, etc.
Question specifically about the Mandarin dialect. (Not for arbitrary questions that happen to involve Mandarin.)
663 questions
Questions about Chinese characters, called Hanzi.
612 questions
For questions about vocabulary, i.e. a set of words, as a whole. NOT for questions about meaning or translations, even when more than one word or phrase is involved.
527 questions
Questions about the origin and history of Chinese words. Use [glyph-origin] for the origin of characters.
499 questions
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 wri…
Questions regarding the correct consonants, vowels, tone, stress, rhythm and intonation of a word in spoken Chinese
413 questions
Questions concerning the types of words and phrases which are grouped and ordered meaningfully to express a statement, question, or another type of sentence
328 questions
Questions about the identification of Chinese characters, especially characters seen in photos and other visual materials.
The Chinese dialect spoken in and around Guangzhou city (formerly Canton), and central and western Guangdong province.
311 questions
For questions about simplified Chinese (standardized in printing since the 1950s in mainland China). Not merely for questions which happen to be written in simplified Chinese.
256 questions
Questions regarding regional variants of the Chinese language
226 questions
A phrase is a group of words that form a single unit in the syntax of a sentence.
225 questions
For seeking a Chinese word or phrase that fits a meaning. Please be specific about the intended use of the word, including context.
202 questions
Classical Chinese (古文, Pinyin: gǔ wén, "ancient text") is the language of the classic literature from the Spring and Autumn period through to the end of the Han Dynasty, a written form of Old Chinese.…
192 questions
Questions related to idioms, maxims, sayings, and other expressions consisting of a combination of words that has an indirect, figurative meaning. Use also the tag [chengyu] for questions about chengy…
192 questions
For questions about traditional Chinese (predating reforms in the 1950s in mainland China, and still used in e.g. Hong Kong and Taiwan). Not merely for questions which happen to be written in traditi…
190 questions
Questions about the graphical origin and evolution of characters. Use [etymology] for the origin and history of Chinese words.
189 questions
Questions about the official transcription writing system that is used to write the reading of chinese characters using the roman alphabet.
176 questions
Questions about more or less fixed expressions.
154 questions
For questions about Chinese characters and/or language found on seals, stamps, inscriptions, hand signatures, paintings, etc.
Questions related to written Chinese. Note: there are separate tags for 'handwriting' and 'characters'.
148 questions
Questions related to Chinese names.
148 questions
Questions about the tones used in Chinese.
147 questions
Questions concerning search and sharing of supplementary resources used in the process of language study: books, articles, links to Web sites, audio and video recordings, corpora, etc. Click on "Learn…
142 questions
For questions about the process and techniques used to learn Chinese or its topolects.
136 questions
A tag for discussing the nuances of particles. Including 的, 了, 吗, 过, 吧, 着, etc.
122 questions
Questions about the Chinese language which are influenced by culture.
121 questions
Questions related to the history of the Chinese language(s).
114 questions
Questions about two or more expressions with a similar meaning.
113 questions
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