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Questions on specific points regarding translating Chinese to/from another language. Do your own research first!
Questions about the rules that govern and structure the language, and the composition of clauses, sentences and expressions.
Questions concerned comprehension and understanding the finer aspects of individual words or phrases, with or without a context in which they are expressed.
Questions about what word fits better in a certain context or situation.
a group of Chinese dialects that are considered the official language in many Chinese-speaking communities. The Beijing dialect is considered as standard pronunciation of Mandarin. Thus, w…
Questions that concern the use of expressions, parts of speech, words, verbs, etc.
Questions about the Chinese characters, called Hanzi, about their characteristics and everything that relates to them.
Questions concerned understanding of individual words or phrases, considering a context in which these words and phrases are expressed.
It's the set of words used by a language, but also all of the words within a language known by a single person.
for asking help in differentiating between characters, pronunciations or syntax.
Questions on specific points regarding the ability to use the correct consonants, vowels, tone, stress, rhythm and intonation of a word in a spoken Chinese
For questions about a discrete unit of written or spoken text of the smallest size to convey distinct meaning. In English but not Chinese will usually be separated from other words by a space when wri…
The Chinese dialect spoken in and around Guangzhou city (formerly Canton), and central and western Guangdong province.
a set of Chinese characters standardized and promoted for use in printing since the 1950s in the mainland China.
Questions concerning the types of words and phrases which are grouped and ordered meaningfully to express a statement, question, or another type of sentence
for questions seeking a Chinese word or phrase that fits a meaning. Please be specific about the intended use of the word, including context.
a set of Chinese characters that does not contain newly created characters during the reforms since the 1950s in the mainland China.
Questions about the identification of Chinese characters, especially characters seen in photos and other visual materials.
a group of words that form a single unit in the syntax of a sentence.
Questions about the official transcription writing system that is used to write the reading of chinese characters using the roman alphabet.
Classical Chinese (古文, Pinyin: gǔ wén, "ancient text") is the language of the classic literature from the Spring and Autumn period through to the end of the Han Dynasty, a written form of Old Chinese.…
Questions related to written Chinese. Note: there are separate tags for 'handwriting' and 'characters'.
Questions related to idioms, maxims, sayings, and other expressions consisting of a combination of words that has an indirect, figurative meaning.
Questions about learning various aspects of Standard Chinese or other Chinese languages and dialects.
Questions about the graphical origin and evolution of characters.
Questions concerning search and sharing of supplementary resources used in the process of language study: books, articles, links to Web sites, audio and video recordings, corpora, etc. Click on "info"…
Chengyu (simplified Chinese: 成语; traditional Chinese: 成語, pinyin: chéngyǔ, lit. "set phrases") are a type of traditional Chinese idiomatic expressions, most of which consist of four characters. Chengy…