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The meaning of 感到鸭力

「感到『鴨力』」 (Mandarin Pinyin: Gǎn dào yālì) is pronounced exactly the same as 「感到『壓力』」 (to feel pressure), where 「壓力」 means pressure (both literally, as in mechanical pressure, and figuratively, as in ...
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How to understand "你怎么了?"

It's one of those fixed expressions whose otherwise regular meaning is significantly and conspicuously altered by the modal 了, that introduces change semantics. The phrase 「你怎么(样)~」 in itself means &...
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Can I use 我的上一辈子 when talking about an earlier part of my life which I almost don't recognize as mine anymore?

in your situation, try the idiom “恍如隔世”. http://dict.revised.moe.edu.tw/cgi-bin/cbdic/gsweb.cgi?o=dcbdic&searchid=Z00000086679 some would write it as “仿如隔世” 😼 here’s an example of it’s usage: ...
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Wo de ming zi SHI vs Wo de ming zi JIAO

First of all, I am not sure why the downvote on the question. It's a legitimate question at a basic level. Now back to the question. Both are correct. /jiao/ literally "call". /wo de ming zi ...
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In this sentence "请问,哪里可以买到票?" is the character 到 necessary?

买票: is all about the act of purchasing a ticket. 买到票: is about where a ticket can be successfully purchased. But the two are often used interchangeably.
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The question is about 问讯

依香光莊嚴解釋: 在漢語的構詞上,問訊是由「問」與「訊」二個同義詞所組成的詞彙。 「問」是動詞,意思是「恤問」。 「訊」是動詞,意思是「詢問」。 如果「訊」作名詞,在非佛教場合也還是可以用的。如:打聽消息。 現在的"問訊"也還是有用講的,但通常只在人少的時候。當很多人同時向佛或法師表達恭敬時,沒辦法大家都講,所以就只有身體的動作。 問訊 is composed of two synonyms,...
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The meaning of 打卡

originally, one need to “punch in” (打卡/咭) for recording the time of one's arrival or beginning work. such “punch in” are supposed to be done by oneself, not by others. so, 打卡 Pikes Peak the girl ...
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What is the meaning of 的 in "有一天你会明白的"?

In Taiwan, According to dictionary owned by Ministry of Education. 的 can mean: 句尾助詞:置於句尾,表示肯定或加強的語氣。 (助詞 at end of the sentence denoting affirmation, or intensify tone.) 有一天你會明白的它 is not correct. ...
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What is the meaning of [你说什么是什么]?

Maybe you mean: 你说什么就是什么。 You decide.
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What is the subject of 其他的都很满意?

I am glad to see this interesting question. The omission is really one of the most confusing but fascinating parts of the Chinese language. My explanation would be almost similar to your first one. ...
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What are the characters for "qiu qiu", which means: "check this out"

My guess is: 瞧瞧 qiaoˊ qiaoˊ When spoken in dialog you may hear qiaoˊ qiao˙, meaning they want you to take a look at something. Here are some examples.
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What are the characters for "qiu qiu", which means: "check this out"

Should be 瞅瞅, can be chou or qiu based on where you are in the northern China. This should be considered as a dialect rather than standard Mandarin.
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What's the meaning of 稿件投诉, I saw it on 哔哩哔哩 while streaming?

The original meaning of 稿/稿件 is contribution/manuscript/draft/sketch as has been yielded by your search. It was a reference to a manuscript you submit (that is, a contribution you make) to editors of ...
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What does 一个赛一个不讲理的 mean? Does the 的 determine its meaning?

赛 is the same as 比 in this case. 一个赛一个不讲理的    ↓ 一个比一个不讲理的    ↓ 一个比一个不讲理    ↓ One is more unreasonable than another is. The word '的' is not important, and can be removed.
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Is 你是哪个人 the correct way to ask where you are from in China?

No, "你是哪个人" doesn't make much sense here. It translates into "Which one you are?". Instead, you shall say "你是哪里人" as you have put. If you are looking at the picture and you cannot recognize which ...
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In this sentence "请问,哪里可以买到票?" is the character 到 necessary?

“哪里买票”(1) sounds perfectly native to me. The difference between these two sentences lies in: (1) doesn't address the likely scenario where you can't get a ticket even if you tried to buy one. ...
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Asking someone's age

There are several ways to ask someone's age and they vary from neutral to very polite. "他几岁" implies that the answer is within 1-9 range, since 几 should not be used for numbers greater than 9. As ...
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What is this proverb?

(熬夜)晚起毀上午,早起(學習)傻一天 熬夜晚起毀上午 晚起毀上午 Getting up too late will lose a morning. 早起學習傻一天 早起傻一天 Getting up too early will have no spirit all day long.
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What does 算不上 mean in 算不上太美好的日子?

I would translate 算不上 to be "cannot count as", so in your context, it would mean "you can't count today as a beautiful day as there is an exam".
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What's the structure of this word / sentence? 搬进、走出、跑回

The “进” part is called directional complement. Rather simply, as we do in English, you can add a directional word to the verb, to describe where the verb is going. The most common words to indicate ...
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What is 了 doing in 这个表快了+time?

Grammatically, the completion is not only for verbs but also for adjectives. In your example 快了, 快 is an adj. Another example might be easier to understand. 苹果红了, apples turned red. 苹果熟了 is a ...
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Can an adverb modify another adverb in Chinese?

we don't say 你太快说 你说得太快 means you speak too fast 你快说 expresses that I want you to speak faster, it's like a request. 你快说 can be used on informal occasions (with your friends or your family). We ...
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Can I use 我的上一辈子 when talking about an earlier part of my life which I almost don't recognize as mine anymore?

你可以使用:上半辈子。在中文里,下半辈子代表你的未来,直到你死去。上半辈子只能代表你出生到现在的所有经历过的时光。 在中文里使用上半辈子这种词,通常是为了夸张表达时间很长。 例子:我上半辈子都白活了。(意思是我非常后悔过去的岁月)
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Use 我对你想说 or 我想说对你 to say: I want to talk/speak to you?

It should be 我想对你说 我想说 = I want to say 我想(对你)说 = I want to say (to you) 对 have to be placed before the object, and [对 + object] have to be followed by a verb 想(want to) is the main verb, it is not ...
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The meaning of 感到鸭力

In my memory, the homophonic pun of replacing "压" with "鸭" originated around 2011. The most notable example was "鸭梨山大" (Chinese white pear large as a mountain), "鸭梨&...
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The meaning of 感到鸭力

This is a 谐音梗 in Chinese network social media. 感到鸭力 = 感到压力 = feel pressure 鸭 = 压,同音字(homonym) Memes created by the same or fililar pronouncing in Chinese network social media often called "谐音梗&...
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When do people say 祝你工作快乐?

祝你工作快乐 means "Hope you find joy/happiness in your work/job." You can't find out when to use it. Probably it's because a more proper wording would be "祝你工作愉快" which is still rarely ...
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What does "三魂去了两魂半" mean?

The expression is somewhat similar to English scare the living daylights out of somebody, with many variations. A quick Google search shows 三魂[少/去/嚇飛]了二魂 三魂剩下半魂 三魂去二 and other similar constructions. ...
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Meaning of repeated "什么"

什么什么 can be used as a filler like "blabla". In Japanese the pedant is used (何). Good translations would be "and so on" or "blabla", imo. Example, when trying to explain how "As soon as" works in ...
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Which is correct: 已经毕业了两年大学 or 已经大学毕业了两年?

The verb phrase is "大学毕业" Following the rule of verb particle 了 must be placed after a verb or verb phrase, the following are both correct [已经][大学毕业][了][两年] (了 is a verb particle ) [大学毕业][已经][两年][...
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