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Questions on specific points regarding translating Chinese to/from another language. Do your own research first!
Questions about the rules that govern and structure the language, and the composition of clauses, sentences and expressions.
Questions concerned comprehension and understanding the finer aspects of individual words or phrases, with or without a context in which they are expressed.
Questions about what word fits better in a certain context or situation.
a group of Chinese dialects that are considered the official language in many Chinese-speaking communities. The Beijing dialect is considered as standard pronunciation of Mandarin. Thus, w…
Questions that concern the use of expressions, parts of speech, words, verbs, etc.
Questions concerned understanding of individual words or phrases, considering a context in which these words and phrases are expressed.
Questions about the Chinese characters, called Hanzi, about their characteristics and everything that relates to them.
It's the set of words used by a language, but also all of the words within a language known by a single person.
For differentiating between words, characters, pronunciation, syntax, etc.
Questions regarding the correct consonants, vowels, tone, stress, rhythm and intonation of a word in spoken Chinese
Questions about the origin and history of Chinese words. Use [glyph-origin] for the origin of characters.
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…
The Chinese dialect spoken in and around Guangzhou city (formerly Canton), and central and western Guangdong province.
Questions concerning the types of words and phrases which are grouped and ordered meaningfully to express a statement, question, or another type of sentence
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 about the identification of Chinese characters, especially characters seen in photos and other visual materials.
questions regarding regional variants of the Chinese language
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…
a group of words that form a single unit in the syntax of a sentence.
Questions about the official transcription writing system that is used to write the reading of chinese characters using the roman alphabet.
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 more or less fixed expressions.
Questions related to written Chinese. Note: there are separate tags for 'handwriting' and 'characters'.
Questions about the tones used in Chinese.
Questions related to idioms, maxims, sayings, and other expressions consisting of a combination of words that has an indirect, figurative meaning.
Questions about the graphical origin and evolution of characters. Use [etymology] for the origin and history of Chinese words.
Questions about learning various aspects of Standard Chinese or other Chinese languages and dialects.
Questions related to Chinese names.
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 about the cultural side of China and Chinese.
Questions about two or more expressions with a similar meaning.
Questions related to the history of the Chinese language(s).
A tag for discussing the nuances of particles. Including 的, 了, 吗, 过, 吧, 个, 着, etc.
Chengyu (simplified Chinese: 成语; traditional Chinese: 成語, pinyin: chéngyǔ, lit. "set phrases") are a type of traditional Chinese idiomatic expressions, most of which consist of four characters. Chengy…