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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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How do Chinese musicians count beats in Mandarin?

My wife is a violinist and I just asked her. So this is what she said: 一嗒 二嗒 三嗒 or 一嗒嗒 二嗒嗒 三嗒嗒 based on the tempo she wants( just add more "da"). 嗒 is just a sound as "da" in ...
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Do you have any eating requirements or allergies?

戒口 (restrict from eating) to not eat something for health reasons For example, someone can't eat deep-fried food because of high blood pressure, or eat shellfish due to an allergy usually under a ...
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What are the written simplified chinese characters for "if and only if"

当且仅当 当且仅当(英语:if and only if,iff),在数字逻辑中,逻辑算符反异或闸(英语:Exclusive NOR)是对两个运算元的一种逻辑分析类型,符号为XNOR或ENOR或 ⇔ 。
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Do you have any eating requirements or allergies?

忌口/口忌 - dietetic restrictions; abstain from certain food due to illness or other health issues. 您有口忌嗎? - Do you have dietetic restrictions? 有. 因為忌口, 我得避免高鉀食品. - Yes, I do. Because of dietetic ...
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Could 三间房子 mean "a house with three rooms" rather than "three houses"?

No, from the text, it is clear that he has built 3 houses(房子) in the town. Otherwise, it shall say "他在镇里盖了一棟(有)三间房间的房子" - He built a 3 rooms house in the town. Edit: After reviewing the ...
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Could 三间房子 mean "a house with three rooms" rather than "three houses"?

Yes, it must be "a house with 3 rooms". It's the common way to describe a house in the countryside, the most appropriate translation should be 3-room house. Individuals can build houses ...
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How do you say "The Beatles" in Chinese? I'm getting conflicting answers. 披頭四 or 披头士? Surely it isn't 甲壳虫?

A quick way to do this is to use Wikipedia's localization for Chinese: Mainland - 披头士乐队 Taiwan - 披頭四樂團 If you want to widen the search a little: Hong Kong - 披頭四樂隊 Macao - 披頭四樂隊 Malasia - 披头士乐队 ...
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What verb is used for "playing" a YouTube video?

I want to say that I played a YouTube video 我看了一个十分钟的中文词汇视频 = I watched a 10-minutes-long Chinese vocabulary video 我播了一个十分钟的中文词汇视频 = I played a 10-minutes-long Chinese vocabulary video 播 short for 播放 ...
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Do you have any eating requirements or allergies?

I believe that's忌口/口忌 for 忌口, it's like you can't eat it for some objective reasons. 忌 --to be jealous; to envy; to hate -- to envy --(literary, or in compounds) to fear; to dread --to avoid --to ...
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Meanings of the various measure words for 房子

房子 can be a detached house or an apartment unit 一棟新房子 - 棟(a pillar/ a stack of) is a classifier for something tall and stationary, suitable for describing a detached house 一幢新房子 - 幢(a block of) is a ...
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What is the difference between 现在,此刻 and 此时?

现在 = Now; at present 此刻 = At this moment 此时 = At this time 现在 is more colloquial (modern) 此刻 and 此时 are more literary (classical) Examples: 现在美国最高法院共有九位大法官 - Now there are nine justices on the U.S....
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What is the difference between 现在,此刻 and 此时?

现在 (now, present) 此时 = 这个时候 (this time) - 星期五此时此地再見 (See you again on Friday, at this place this time.) 此刻 = 现在这个时候/瞬间 (this moment) - 此时此刻, 吾意已決 (At this very moment, my mind has already set/I've ...
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Difference Between 玩意 and 名堂

这是什么玩意(玩艺/玩藝)啊? = 这是什么東西啊? - What is this (thing)? (Note, it indicates contempt toward a person - 你是什么玩意啊? - Who do you think you are?) 你在搞什麼名堂? = 你在玩什麼花樣? - What is the trick you are pulling/...
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Difference Between 玩意 and 名堂

They all have meaning of "trick", but have different source and also slightly different in tone. 玩意 is from spoken Chinese and source is little known. 名堂 has a clear source. 名 is name of ...
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How to say : "Today I worked my chest."?

我鍛煉了胸肌。 I exercised my chest muscles. 肌 muscle(s) 我的 is kind of redundant here, since you cannot exercise someone else's chest muscles.
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What is the distinction between 联 and 连

连 is usually to connect in a physical way, i.e. 连线 (draw a line between two entities), 连接 (to connect things). 联 is more metaphysical, i.e. 联合 (to union), 联系 (connection, in the metaphoric sense), 联络 (...
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What does 的 mean in this sentence ... 想看的现在报名

What does 的 mean in this sentence ... 想看的现在报名 想看的现在报名 = 想看的(人)现在报名. (as @Tang said) In Chinese, sentences often omit the noun after "的", especially something general, such as "东西", ...
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expressions (idioms, proverbs etc) with two or more homophonic characters

I know a few 眾志成城 - people are strong together 婦人之仁 - trivial kindness 盜亦有道 - Even thieves have their justice 死者已矣 - The dead are gone 私相授受 - Privately give and receive 仁人君子 - A benevolent gentleman ...
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What verb is used for "playing" a YouTube video?

If you want to write it down on paper, it should be "播放," i.e., "我播放了一段YouTube视频"; If your context is to say something to somebody, it can be "看," i.e., "...
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What is the Chinese word for the technical term "slip factor" in fans?

Slip factor = 滑移系数 This paper provides both Chinese and English version of title and abstract: Precision comparison on slip factor of centrifugal pumps = 离心泵滑移系数精度的比较
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What is school ''subject'' in Chinese?

课(also 课程):a session or a series of sessions on a subject 话题:topic 题目:a question (on a test paper. Your dictionary probably assumed you meant subject as in title, such as that in an Email.) 科目、学科:...
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Could 三间房子 mean "a house with three rooms" rather than "three houses"?

The answers on Hinative are too strong. It is possible for N间房子 to mean a house of N rooms, but it is uncommon and feels more like a spur of the moment coinage than a set phrase. Not unheard of though ...
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What's the meaning of 稿件投诉, I saw it on 哔哩哔哩 while streaming?

稿件 means the video since most videos there are contributions uploaded by users. 投诉 means to file a complain. It is similar to 举报 but 举报 is more like "to report"
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Difference Between 玩意 and 名堂

On its own, neither 玩意 (not serious) plaything/play idea = (not serious) thing/ idea, nor 名堂[title/name --> scheme] means "trick" Examples: 吸大麻這玩意我不喜歡 I don't like this smoking marijuana ...
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Difference Between 玩意 and 名堂

玩意:thingamajig, wotsit, gizmo, gadget, whatnot 这小玩意儿开广口瓶挺好。 This thingamajig is great for opening jars. 名堂:result, achievement 你一直在搞什么名堂? What have you been up to? 你到底在搞什么名堂? What the hell are you ...
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To clench one's muscles. How to express the verb "to clench"?

clench: to grasp firmly, to close tightly: clench one's teeth; clenched my fists in anger. If you use 'clench' to mean 'tighten' then try to translate, you will have trouble. That's an idiomatic use ...
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Do you have any eating requirements or allergies?

忌口, 戒口, 禁口, Which one? 忌口 is the one. (1) It has been formally used in the Medicine Prescriptions by the professionals for a long time. (2) 忌 means 禁忌(忌禁), 戒忌(忌戒), 忌讳(讳忌). The word 忌口 can substitude &...
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I want to know if there are any tools that can search for 全称s

I recommend Pleco dictionary. I am sure it is not the only electronic dictionary to offer it, I believe it has what you need. It lists 初中 as the abbreviation of 初級中學 as its own entry, simply ...
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I will always support you

always - 永远,一直 never - 永远不,一直不 not always - 不永远,不一直 I will always support you. = 我会永远支持你。/我会一直支持你。 I will never support you. = 我永远不会支持你。/我绝不支持你。 I will not always support you. = 我不会永远支持你。/我有时候支持你,...
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