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On what basis are word classes in Chinese defined?

Chinese words are categorized according to their grammatical functions and semantic meanings. Unlike English, Chinese adjectives, together with intransitive and transitive verbs, belong to the verbal ...
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What does “你给我” mean?

3 main usages of 你给我 structure. 1 The same as literal meaning, you give me. We put object after it. 你给我一杯水。 你给我三个苹果。 你给我一瓶可乐。 2 To emphasize order, demand, or request. We put 你给我 at the beginning of a ...
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What does “你给我” mean?

means "you'd better", sometimes with the threaten meaning
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What does “你给我” mean?

Quote:- "...of which there is nothing like "you give me" implied" But there is. You would find "you give me", ("something") implied in all the examples you gave....
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What does “你给我” mean?

When 给我 is followed by a noun, it means 'give me' Example: 給我一瓶水 = Give me a bottle of water When 给我 is followed by a verb or verb phrase, it means 'for me' Example: 給我拿一瓶水來 = Bring here a bottle ...
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What does “你给我” mean?

你给我出去 literally translates to "you get out from me", however, in this type of use, 给我 is usually spoken with a strict/angry/upset tone to emphasize the command - "you, get out", or ...
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What does “你给我” mean?

Like you said “你給我” means “you give me something”. But when somebody said “你給我出去好好想想” or “你給我好好想想”. Most of the sentence's meaning has focus on the last few words. For example: “你給我出去好好想想” → “好好想想” In ...
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What does “你给我” mean?

I would read 你给我出去 as PFO,politely expressed as "go away" One might also say: 滚
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What does 本 in 本科教育 or 本科学历 mean?

I think you have actually answered the question when you say -- "The word 本 means origin...." Because "origin" is defined as -- "The place where something begins", "...
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Database of Chinese words mapped to Radical / Component parts?

I recommand this website. It has English version for searching Chinese character. https://dict.revised.moe.edu.tw/search.jsp?la=1
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Can 同学 really be used as a separable verb?

I consider the speaking is correct, as 同学 is composed of two words "同" and "学", put the words together, it becomes a noun - "schoolmate", but the words can be used ...
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Can 同学 really be used as a separable verb?

To say "no" is rather prescriptive. The phrase "同过 X 年学" or simply "同过学" is not so uncommon in real life. Pro-tip for advanced learners of Chinese: nouns can sometimes be ...
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Can 同学 really be used as a separable verb?

The answer is no. Splitting 同 and 学 is usually seen in southern dialects, and is by no means the standard usage. It does not make sense both in modern context and archaic language. You can use ...
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Can 同学 really be used as a separable verb?

同学 is strictly a noun, 我和他同过三年学 is ungrammatical The classical version of 同学 is 同窗 同窗 is mainly a noun, but it can be used as a verb in classical style speech Example: 你我同窗三載 - you and I studied ...
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Is there a simple antonym for 好在 = "fortunately, luckily"?

好在 can be considered as the shorthand of 好的方面在于. Usually, we introduce a negative thing first, then some good side of it follows. E.g. 他上课迟到了,好在没有被老师抓到。 For antonym, there are few words. 可惜 is one of ...
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Is there a simple antonym for 好在 = "fortunately, luckily"?

"好在" that means "fortunately, luckily" is "好彩" in Cantonese 好(good)在(at) --> 好在 (the good thing is) 好在老师没看见他迟到 - the good thing is (fortunately), the teacher didn't ...
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Is there a simple antonym for 好在 = "fortunately, luckily"?

Yes. 不巧 means “unfortunately”. In your example sentence, 不幸的是 can be replaced with 不巧的是/很不巧/很不幸/不巧.
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