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Characters which have several different shapes

To answer the queries directly: Are all of these different styles of the same characters used in China as well, or are they specific to Japan? Is it important for me to learn about them (i.e. ...
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Is there a name for identically spaced 2-character words separated by 1-character particles, prepositions, etc.?

Your question: Is there a name for identically spaced 2-character words separated by 1-character particles, prepositions, etc.? For example: (1) 他放下灯,绝望地凝视着眼前的茫茫黑暗。 (2) 所有的同学在红色的本子里仔细地抄写着今天的汉字。 My ...
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What is the style called where we draw characters without lifting the brush?

I would just call it 一笔画 (one stroke). Because there are some famous arts are called in this way. Like: 一笔虎: write the character 虎 in one stroke. 一笔龙: write the character 龙 in one stroke. And the ...
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Can a drone make a heroic contribution?

无论是在生活还是救援等工作中,无人机都立下汗马功劳。 The sentence isn't unusual. It's quite natural to my ear. It's just a way saying drones are very useful with respect to daily life or rescue operations. You can take it ...
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Can a drone make a heroic contribution?

无论是在生活还是救援等工作中,无人机都立下汗马功劳。 it’s very bad, the assumption & consideration behind the sentence. even if we think of personification (擬人), treat a drone as a human being. then, do we glorify a ...
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Optional components in conditional statements

作為「假使」(if)的句子,如果全部省略假使/假如/如果/要是和就,有的時候會不太容易瞭解,例如下面這個句子就不清楚: As a IF sentence, if we omit not only 假使/假如/如果/要是 but also 就, sometimes it can become hard to be understood. For example (bad one): 明天下雨,...
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Does the convention to paraphrase a word in an article exist in Mandarin?

被逮 could be considered as a short version of 被逮住, meaning 被抓住; be caught; For example, 我被老师逮(住)了, 我考试作弊被逮了(I was caught for cheating in the exam), 他被逮了个正着(meaning he was just caught while he was doing ...
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Is there a name for identically spaced 2-character words separated by 1-character particles, prepositions, etc.?

It sounds awful to me. I don't quite understand your trouble with the type of words with or without 地/着/的, which are functioning words that the general grammar rules can explain. See the comparisons ...
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Is there a name for identically spaced 2-character words separated by 1-character particles, prepositions, etc.?

One way to talk about it could be in terms of 抑扬, which refers to the rise and fall of stressed and unstressed syllables. What you describe would be an example of "扬扬抑格" (an "...
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Should I use 她 or 它 for 中国? (and/or other countries)

Both she and it are acceptable in modern standard chinese, depending on the mood of the text, and this is a function shared with english. "It" is acceptable when being referred to as an &...
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Should I use 她 or 它 for 中国? (and/or other countries)

Maybe 其 would be best? In my opinion, 其 sounds more romantic than 她 or 它. In my opinion, 其 looks cute! The old character (从竹𠀠丌象形) seems to represent a basket on a table. How that came to be a Third ...
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translating different negations ( 没,无,非,未.) in a single sentence

"朴世堂沒有說, 無用於(于?)日常之說(法)非古之道, Pu ShiTang didn't say, a theory, which is useless in daily life, is not the way of old, 也未說因此而不需要它, (he) also never said, "Thus we don't need it", 但是他指出, ...
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translating different negations ( 没,无,非,未.) in a single sentence

朴世堂 沒有說(didn't say)無用(not useful)於日常之說非(is not)古之道,也未說(also didn't say)因此(because of that)而不需要(not needing)它,但是他指出,程子之說未能(has not)明示性的本質.
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