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How to use 'awkward' as an adjective in Chinese

When a photo looks 'awkward' it means it looks 彆扭 2.不通順、不流暢 = not smooth It also means it looks 'unnatural'(不自然) or 'strange' (很奇怪)
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Does anybody know what this phrase means? (Oracle bones)

the rightest three characters are recorded in 甲骨文合集 5439正,5440正 well, only the third one is recognised as “化” the second one is treated as “冖” + “止” the first one is not yet recognised (represented ...
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Correct translation of "Thank you all for your help"

Echoing Wayne Cheah (cannot comment due to low rep): The key word here is 对, which, in this context, can be translated to mean "towards". So, 感谢大家对我的帮助 could be translate literally to mean ...
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Translation of the official title 王府率 (Tang dynasty)

in the book “御批資治通鑑綱目”, volume 卷五十下 has an annotation (no. 190): 王府率率與帥通音所類反王府之率掌兵仗羽衛之政令總諸曹之事 王府率・率與帥通音・所類反・王府之率・掌兵仗羽衛之政令・總諸曹之事 率與帥通音: the characters “率” and “帥” share the same syllable 所類反: 所 soh2 +...
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How to use 'awkward' as an adjective in Chinese

不上相 means unphotogenic. To be clear, it’s only used in the context of photos and doesn’t mean awkward in general. Also, it could be considered a euphemism for ugly, just like unphotogenic. Nowadays, ...
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Does anybody know what this phrase means? (Oracle bones)

The three characters together (henceforth: 【XY化】) probably make up the name of a high-ranking military officer serving King Wǔ Dīng of Shāng, as can be gathered from numerous fragments. For example: 《...
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What's best way in an industrial device to indicate language name

The usual labels for "Chinese (simplified)" and "Chinese (traditional)" are, respectively: [中文(简体)] and [中文(繁体)]
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Is the expression 花正好 temporal?

好 has the meaning of 'finish', which extent to 'full bloom' for the flower common expression 花好月圓 - "the flower blooms and the moon is full", (representing a happy time) 花好 = The flower is ...
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阿娜这次去丽江找的那个导游怎么样? Why in this sentence is 找 not 找到

I checked out the textbook, and the author asks this question to the reader. (I'll use the name in the textbook 安娜.) What they want to ask is: 导游怎么样? but they also want to clarify which 导游 they're ...
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I need help identifying a scroll artist

It is a Japanese painting with Chinese lettering. From the column at the right to the left: 南無妙法蓮"華(?)"經 清正公大神儀 The signature: 一壽齋芳員謹畫
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How to use 'awkward' as an adjective in Chinese

awkward: original meaning: "in the wrong direction," later: "clumsy, wanting ease and grace in movement", now also "embarrassed, ill-at-ease" 'I look awkward in this ...
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阿娜这次去丽江找的那个导游怎么样? Why in this sentence is 找 not 找到

Hope you can see the difference: 找的 - find 阿娜这次去丽江找的那个导游怎么样? - How was the tour guide Anna find for the trip to Lijiang? 找到 - found = 阿娜这次去丽江找到的那个导游怎么样? - How was the tour guide Anna found on the ...
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Correct translation of "Thank you all for your help"

I think the previous responses don't quite address the key confusion here, that of the correct parsing of the sentence. In this case, 感谢 doesn't really represent "thank" in the same way as ...
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Found lost internet archive photo and can't seem to translate it

"控” an 'ACGN' lingo “控”源于英文单词complex(情结)的前头(con),日本人借用过来(コン),按照日语语法形成“某某控”的语言景观重构。 “控” originated from the first part of the English word complex (con), which was borrowed into Japanese (コン), ...
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Meaning of “想要” as opposed to “想” and “要”

What is the difference between want and desire? 想和要表达意愿时的主要差别在于语气的强弱和行动的可能性。 The main difference between xiǎng hé yào, when they express desire, lies in the strength of tone (of expression) and the ...
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Meaning of “想要” as opposed to “想” and “要”

The example sentences below may help to clear up the question on the occasion to use each word: 我想做一個老师 - I want/intend to be a teacher. (wish/desired to be) 我要做一個老师 - I want/must to be a teacher. (...
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Meaning of “想要” as opposed to “想” and “要”

[想 + v] means [want to + v] [要 + v] can mean either [want to + v], [demand to] or [need to + v] [想要 + v] means [want to + v] or [attempt to + v] When you want to say "need to" you can only ...
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阿娜这次去丽江找的那个导游怎么样? Why in this sentence is 找 not 找到

找的 : find/found/finding 找到的: found In Chinese, verb tenses are not always clearly articulated. Verb tenses might be inferred from the context. See below: 阿娜这次去(过)丽江找的那个导游怎么样? 找:found 阿娜这次(将要)...
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阿娜这次去丽江找的那个导游怎么样? Why in this sentence is 找 not 找到

找: get 找到: find Maybe the tour guide Anna got last time was terrible, or fantastic, or very beautiful, or very handsome, so the questioner is asking what the tour guide was like this time. ...
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Correct translation of "Thank you all for your help"

Interesting question. First, "Thank you all for your help", is of course an incomplete sentence, both grammatically and semantically. However, on the face of it, it seems "complete"...
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Does girl scouts have a Chinese translation?

Girl Guides:女童子军 女孩也能透过自己的版本来参与童军活动,它们分别是 Brownie Guides(小女童军)、 Girl Guides(女童子军)和 Ranger Guides(兰杰女童军)。(兰杰 phonetic loan word for ranger) A way of militarising society, get the kids in uniform and ...
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Does girl scouts have a Chinese translation?

The term "女童军" (nǚ tóng jūn) is the translation for "Girl Scouts" or "Girl Guides" in mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Here's a brief overview of its usage in these ...
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Does girl scouts have a Chinese translation?

IF that translation is correct, is there a way to get rid of the "Join the" part? Simple, just delete the verb 参加/Cānjiā/ (join), and you'll get the noun 女童子军/nǚ tóngzǐ jūn/ (Girl Scouts) ...
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What's best way in an industrial device to indicate language name

Just use 简 and 繁. That's what I have seen on a lot of websites. If you want to use graphics instead of characters, the typical way is to use a PRC flag and a HKSAR flag.
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Who is this artist?

The first painting's inscription reads "Shunan Calligraphy and Painting.(蜀南書畫)" The first seal represents the surname "Zhang(張)," and the second seal represents the name "...
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