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Questions on specific points regarding translating Chinese to/from another language. 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.
Questions about the use of expressions, parts of speech, words, verbs, etc.
Questions about understanding words or phrases within a given context.
Question specifically about the Mandarin dialect. (Not for arbitrary questions that happen to involve Mandarin.)
For questions about differences or comparisons between two or more words, lexical nuances, characters, pronunciation, syntax, etc.
Questions about Chinese characters, called Hanzi.
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.
Questions about the origin and history of Chinese words. Use [glyph-origin] for the origin of characters.
Questions regarding the correct consonants, vowels, tone, stress, rhythm and intonation of a word in spoken Chinese
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 concerning the types of words and phrases which are grouped and ordered meaningfully to express a statement, question, or another type of sentence
The Chinese dialect spoken in and around Guangzhou city (formerly Canton), and central and western Guangdong province.
Questions about the identification of Chinese characters, especially characters seen in photos and other visual materials.
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.
Questions regarding regional variants of the Chinese language
a group of words that form a single unit in the syntax of a sentence.
For seeking a Chinese word or phrase that fits a meaning. Please be specific about the intended use of the word, including context.
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…
Questions related to idioms, maxims, sayings, and other expressions consisting of a combination of words that has an indirect, figurative meaning.
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.…
Questions about the official transcription writing system that is used to write the reading of chinese characters using the roman alphabet.
Questions about more or less fixed expressions.
Questions about the graphical origin and evolution of characters. Use [etymology] for the origin and history of Chinese words.
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 "info"…
Questions related to written Chinese. Note: there are separate tags for 'handwriting' and 'characters'.
For questions about the process and techniques used to learn Chinese or its topolects.
Questions about the tones used in Chinese.
Questions related to Chinese names.
A tag for discussing the nuances of particles. Including 的, 了, 吗, 过, 吧, 个, 着, etc.
Questions about the Chinese language which are influenced by culture.
Questions about two or more expressions with a similar meaning.
Questions about verbs, their characteristics and their specific use.
For questions about Chinese characters and/or language found on seals, stamps, inscriptions, hand signatures, paintings, etc.