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总 vs. 中 - can someone help me get the whole picture? Possible Typo?

总能: total energy What is the problem? Why don't you want to use "always" for 总? That is the most common translation and fits perfectly here. 别人有什么恐惧,他总能觉察到。 (If) other people were afraid, he ...
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What's the meaning of 年前 in the context of "年前估计出不来"?

年前 means "before the new year(lunar)". 年 is lunar new year, and 前 is before. 估计 represents a approximate tone, like "most likely" 出不来 means cannot finish the production. So the ...
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总 vs. 中 - can someone help me get the whole picture? Possible Typo?

This isn't a typo. 「總」 here means surely / certainly 「總是」, or should 「應該」. 那他們在假期裏總能休息幾週吧? Choose one of the following: Surely...they will be able to rest for a few weeks in the holidays? They ...
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Uncrowned bodies, and altruistic ideology

1.無冕皇帝 is a nickname for reporters in Hong Kong 2.冠冕 is a symbol of power, 無冕 might mean powerless in this context 无冕的身躯 无冕 could mean one or both below Reporters' bodies (truth seekers' bodies), ...
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总 vs. 中 - can someone help me get the whole picture? Possible Typo?

It is not 总, it is the Chinese structure "总能...吧" . This structure conveys a sense of hopeful expectation or a confident assumption that something is possible or achievable. It can be ...
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Which 魏 did 蘇軾 mean in 上神宗皇帝書?

如魏,則外輕而內重。 內重之弊,必有奸臣指鹿之患 it referred to 北魏、東魏、西魏 collectively; briefly 北魏(386-535)是北朝時期的第一個朝代,由拓跋珪所建立 高歡 . . . 另立孝文帝曾孫元善見為帝,建都鄴城(今河北臨漳),史稱「東魏」 西魏(535-557). . . 由宇文泰擁立孝文帝孫子元寶炬為帝,與高歡所掌控的東魏對立 the ...
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Which 魏 did 蘇軾 mean in 上神宗皇帝書?

魏 is referring to 北魏。北魏 is the government which 苏轼 was referring to as 北魏 successfully reestablished 中央集权 (外轻内重) and mimicked the 儒法 system employed by 秦。 I do want to note however, any 魏 which ...
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Meaning of 特异人士

特异 here refers to superpowers or superhuman abilities. 特异人士 doesn't explicitly mean superheroes, but that is the gist of it.
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Why is 愈演愈烈 before 一件事情 here?

Why is 愈演愈烈 before 一件事情 here? Because 愈演愈烈的 is a qualifier of 事情. I immediately wondered, "Why not write like this?" 最近中国社交媒体中一件愈演愈烈的事情是 My answer: The topic does not change. The ...
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How to understand 无法可修饰的一对手

无法可修饰的一对手 means "A pair of hands that can't be made smooth (to be beautified) again" 修饰 = polish --> make smooth and white --> to beautify The mother in this song worked hand-laboring ...
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总 vs. 中 - can someone help me get the whole picture? Possible Typo?

Although "总能" can be elaborated as "总是能 - always can", but, as this sentence begins with - "那", a conjunction that indicates this is a piece from a full sentence with &...
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总 vs. 中 - can someone help me get the whole picture? Possible Typo?

It's not a typo. 总可以 ..... 吧 or 总能 ...... 吧 is a sentence pattern which suggests that at the very least a certain thing is possible or true, and expresses the sentiment that no reasonable person could ...
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总 vs. 中 - can someone help me get the whole picture? Possible Typo?

那他們在假期裡總(是)能休息幾週吧? The speaker expects 他們 should be able to rest for few weeks during the holidays. 那他們在假期裡總共能休息幾週呢? The speaker is asking how many weeks of rest 他們 would get during the holidays. The ...
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What's the deeper meaning behind 不吃饭则饥,不读书则愚?

I think it's the word 则 that wasn't understood by the OP. 则 is the key conjunction here; it indicates a logical connection of cause and effect between clauses. Here's the CC-CEDICT entry: 則 则 [ze2] /(...
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