J.Wang
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Irregular syllables in Mandarin—how does 二 ("èr") exist?
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There are words which have the same pronunciation with 二 like 儿 而 耳 尔. And there are more vowel-consonant constructions like 昂 肮 盎 pronounced ang. There are even more vowel-vowel constructions like 奥 ...

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Is the term 有色人种 ("colored races") normally used by Chinese people?
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if you aren't racial at all. you don't need to avoid some words.in china we just say 黑人 亚洲人,it is common and normal.we don't need to replace it by other word.

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Is 撒币 a proper Chinese word?
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When you type fuck, some website may change it into ****. To avoid that you might type fark instead of fuck. In China you can't type 傻逼, otherwise the website will change it into **** or even just ...

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How to translate "transparent communication" to Mandarin?
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try 坦诚地沟通.i think it's what you mean transparency

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尚活 can still work without 着?
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literally,尚活 works.is it right to express you can use it that way

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How can i translate "Please fill the code shown" in Chinese?
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请填写验证码。if the blank is on the left of the code.请填写右侧验证码 would be better

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A shorter translation of 举案齐眉
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now our new generation of chinses people just use it to describe a couple who have a very good relation,which means they do not wrangle and always admire each other

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快: why does "fast" also mean "happy"?
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because the happy time always felt short like the time is running fast

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What pinyin combinations spell out English words?
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what about this one,an simple chinese female first name 诗婷 shi ting

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Chinese IMEs - Wubi, Cangjie
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There are very very few people using wubi in Chinese, and zhengma is much less used than wubi. Because they are hard, and you have to learn them to use them. We use pinyin, because we learnt pinyin ...

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What is the difference between 拥堵 and 堵车?
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拥堵 implies there is too many vehicles on the road,so that they move slowly.yes,it does not refer to human.when we talk about human or animal with the same meaning we use 拥挤.堵车 means there is a traffic ...

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What does 约谈 mean as a penalty?
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约谈 is not a penalty, but it indicates or implies or leads to an subsequent penalty, like hold by authorities. 约谈 just means someone who are in a higher authority dated you to talk about some problems....

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What's wrong with 一个年?
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Because 年 is a count word or classifier. In our language it is called 量词. You can't use a count word to count another count word, like we never say 一个粒 or 一条只. But you use the double count words to ...

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Can 谢谢 be abbreviated to a single syllable 谢?
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it is not polite to use 谢 to someone.so if you really want to express your thankness,use 谢谢 or 谢谢你.谢了 is also not very polite but much better than 谢.in our culture,abbreviated words are usually used ...

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Does describing a woman as 帅 (shuài; handsome) imply she is mannish?
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yes.it is not good to say a woman or girl 帅.it is only to discribe man.some feminist may insist that you can use it to discribe a woman or a girl,yes,if she is a lesbian,and she is the man in her ...

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Can you help identify the artist for these Taizong horse rubbings? (Characters identified: 長安市隱李月溪手搨金石章)
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the characters of the picture are 长安市隐李月溪手搨金石章.it is a seal or stamp of a person whose name is 李月溪 Li Yuexi.you can google him if you want to know more.I think the two horses you mentioned are from a ...

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Connotation of "May you live in interesting times"
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I am a native chinese,and I had never ever heard or read this before you typed it.I cant get it...what does it mean?I mean there is on chinese would say that,it make no sense at all

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What does the phrase 'holding in the palm of hands' in chinese mean?
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it is a setence of a poem wrote by William Blake.the whole poem is: To see a world in a grain of sand. And a heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand .And eternity in an hour. ...

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What is the difference between 迟疑 犹豫 and 踌躇?
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迟疑 you got one option or idea,but you are not sure about it,so you can not decide it very quick. 犹豫 you got several options or ideas,but you dont know which one is the best or the right,so you think ...

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Colloquial equivalent of the English: “good for you”
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牛逼 is the best to express good for you,it fits any situation you want to say good for you

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What does "Why is C++ used at all now that a faster language (Go) has been created?" really mean?
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as a native chinese,I prefere your translation is correct.

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Are subtitles (often) necessary?
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Lol. It is our culture. There is a group of people who make some very impressive subtitles and the content often not very good, they are called subtitle party. Subtitle is necessary only if you need ...

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Addressing an acquaintance as 小妹
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do not use it,it is very insulting.小妹 is associated to some prositutte nowadays.if you get into a KTV ordered some girls you can call them 小妹.and you do not need to appologize or explain for you had ...

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Same radical/character with different pronunciation
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I cant recall any character pronouced both gun and shu or dian and zhu...maybe I am a fake chinese the reason why a character have two or more pronouciation is a very long story.my english is not good ...

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Usage of 对峙 in colloquial Chinese.
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it is a very formal and official word,we do not use it in daily life.its original meaning is two mountains facing each other,which you can se there is a 山 in 峙,but nowadays we use it to describe two ...

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Is 朱日和 the homophone word of 诛日俄?
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我天朝华夏爱好和平,只会谴责,何来诛日俄这么大火气!何况俄罗斯是我战略合作伙伴,钓鱼岛争端也没敢说诛日啊。希望你汉语好能看懂。长者教育我们,你们这些个外国人啊,还是要加强学习,提高姿势水平…不说了,我已经感觉到了时间在飞快地流逝了-1s-1s-1s.....

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Would a picture of an ordinary axe be inuitively assoicated with the word 鉞 (yuè)
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I really really hope you are good at chinese language so that I can explain this in chinese word which is far more better than I do this in english... first of all,you are right,it is not a 鉞 in the ...

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Why is “Jung” translated 荣格?
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荣格 is sounded like rongger.I think it is just try to seperate from the transkation of zhang which is translated as 张 in chinese

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Can anyone explain to me what "热闹的嬉笑怒骂外加弹唱小曲" means?
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in china we never be quiet when we have dinner,even in the restautrant we do much worse,cause everyone is talking loud,if you want to your friends hear what you are talking you have to talk louder,...

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What does 旗舰店 mean?
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in e-commercials,like taobao's tmall,it means it is the brand's official e-shop.for the realistic shop,it means it is the mainly shop of the brand

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