Lanie Cheng
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When should you use 尽管 (jǐnguǎn) instead of 虽然 (suīrán)?
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尽管 Can be used as adv. and conjunction in Chinese. When it is an adv..it's different from 虽然. It means without constrains, can do something freely. Eg. 你有什么困难尽管对我说。(just tell me, if you have any ...

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When is it appropriate to address a lady as 先生?
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先生 has a very long history in Chinese. it refers to different kinds of people during its development. At the very beginning, it refers to fathers or brothers. 《论语·为政》:“有酒食,先生馔。”注解说:“先生,父兄也。”...

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What is the difference between using 光 vs using 只?
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In the sentences you gave, 光 and 只 are very similar and hard to distinguish. But, as you say, they have some differences. When we say 我只有2元钱了, I imply that the amount of money I have is small, maybe ...

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How to explain the structure of "将在外,军令有所不受。"
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To interprete this sentense, it means: "when a general is outside, there are some orders can be ignored." structure of "将在外" is quite obvious. "将" refers to "general" which is the subject of the ...

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