Kevin. Fang
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To-do list words
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There's no exact word-to-word translate in Chinese. Generally we refer things like to-do list as 待办事项 (tasks to be finished) or 任务清单(list of tasks). Just as @Khahoe Tan said, I recommend using 完成 or ...

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Difference between 客气 and 礼貌
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As a complement to other answers: 客气 means 'being polite unnecessarily'. It's often used between close friends, family members, who generally don't have to be that polite to each other. 礼貌 as an ...

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Why use combined characters that have the same meaning?
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It sources back to ancient times in China when spoken and written languages are in different forms (after Qin). Back then, only a small portion of Chinese people know how to write, while most Chinese ...

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What does 我在包里 mean?
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我在包里 is a literal translation of I'm in the bag which means "I'm drunk" in English. While the Chinese sentence does not have any relationship with 'drunk' at all. Here are some phrases that ...

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How modern Chinese singing works if Chinese has tones
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You just sing as if there's no such thing as tones. This leads to ambiguous lyrics often. However, a good composer such as 李宗盛(Jonathan Lee) can combine the melody and tones of lyrics so well that ...

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What's the meaning of 厨 in internet slang?
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In Japanese: 厨 (chu) sounds the same as the first character of 中毒 (chudoku) And 中毒 means sickly loves sb/sth. So "XX厨" basically means 'someone who sickly loves XX'. E.g. I'm a Gakki厨. I would ...

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Why is both 盐 (salt) and 咸 (salty) in 尝尝他们的盐一样咸的咸菜?
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First, you need to parse the sentence like this: 尝尝\他们的\盐一样咸的\咸菜 Then there's a missing pronoun in the third part. The author omits the pronoun to emphasize the first character 盐. The complete ...

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Difference between 学, 校 and 学校
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I agree that 校 is a short form of 学校. While 学 has a longer history of representing the meaning of 'school'. In Han Dynasty, the highest educational institution is called 太学, which is in Changan, the ...

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Multiple characters for the same sound in Chinese
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One reason is, ancient Chinese spoken language is quite different from now. During the evolution of language many sounds disappeared due to different reasons: foreign language invasion, conflicts of ...

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Why is 7元/并 written instead of 7元/瓶?
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From the top characters, I think the person is educated and know how to write 瓶. My guess is that there's simply not enough room, or whoever writes this is lazy. This is not one of the second round of ...

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