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What's the difference between classifiers and measure words?

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How did 贼 come to mean "extremely"?

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Is there an idiomatic way to express 乱说 or 胡说八道 in an elegant way?

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What is the origin of the word 鬻?

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What's the difference between etymology and glyph origin?

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How to properly translate "to deserve" while preserving its moral implication?

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Where does 别间 ("other") as in 别间大学 come from?

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What is the role of chengyu (成语) in a sentence?

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What's the meaning of 虚化 in Chinese linguistics?

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Is there a chengyu to describe small-time thieves or scoundrels with a playful connotation?

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3 answers
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Is there a chengyu to mean "walk with one's own legs"

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1 answer
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What is the meaning of 元亨利贞 in the I-Ching?

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Why is 灸 pronounced jiu1?

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What is the colloquial meaning of 小祖宗 ?

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1 answer
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Why “to drink water” in Shanghainese is 吃茶?

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How to understand 之所以

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How to translate website moderator?

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465 views

Translation of Stack Exchange’s “upvote”

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Is there a chengyu to mean "undeserved reward" or "undeserved luck"?

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Can a 为什么 question be rhetorical in Chinese?

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Why the name 中元节 for hungry ghost festival?