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How do I say the exercises "Bridges", "Supermans", "Scissor kicks", "Wall sits", "Lying lateral leg lifts", and "Side planks" in Chinese?
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I learned move 2, 4, 5 and variants of move 1, 3 from a trainer and dance teacher. My translation will come from or be inspired by her version. She is rather senior. So some of the moves have been ...

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Difference between using 被 and the object in the topic position?
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Let's answer the question by showcasing topic-comment, by defining 被 usage and then see if there is any overlap. Re: topic-comment Let's open with examples for topic-comment. 作业(我)做完了。 Done homework. ...

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Using 有 vs 是 to describe an object
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@fefe's answer about 有一点 as a set is correct. It is of course colloquial only. There is one more thing. When you compare 是 to the English be, 是 is only used in predicative statement. (Such as the ...

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Do 和 and 跟 have different grammatical functions?
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和/跟 have a few differences in usage: 和/跟 can both mean the conjunction and and the preposition with. When meaning and, 和/跟 is used in almost the exact same places as the English "and". In ...

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The Many Pronunciations of 法
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In all your examples, it is more productive to think of 法 as having the pronunciation of fǎ and that alone. But your examples illustrated 2 systematic situations where tones are customarily shifted: ...

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Is "topic-comment structure" only used for teaching second language learners Chinese?
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Is “topic-comment structure” only used for teaching second language learners Chinese? In short, no. As others pointed out, it started off as a tool to analyze languages and showcase their differences ...

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What type of meanings/functions can/does 谁 have?
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谁 is either "who" or "whom" and nothing beyond. "Whom" happens to not be used often in English. But in Chinese, 谁 as a third person form of "who" is used often. ...

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