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Is there a comprehensive list of vocabulary differences between 台湾国语 and 大陆普通话?
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http://www.zhonghuayuwen.org/ I saw this website today. It is related to what I mentioned in the comment to the question: Recently I saw a piece of news of a book being published later this year ...

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Is 解决 a common euphemism for going to the bathroom?
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解决 means "solve". In your examples, 解决 does refer to "going to bathroom" (although they did that in the wild). However, this is a kind of euphemism to be used when the writer doesn't want to write 小便 ...

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What is the function of 了 in the sentence "她会杀了你的"?
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From iciba: (用在动词或形容词后, 表示动作或变化已经完成): (用在句子的末尾或句中停顿处, 表示变化, 表示出现新的情况, 表示催促或劝止): Here when the one says "她会杀了你的", of course "she" hasn't killed "you". The speaker wants to say "she will ...

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很 and 最 - Questions of The Context
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Nope. Generally 最 should mean "-est" or "most" — like 最大 = biggest, 最好 = best, 最美 = the most beautiful. For example: 最漂亮 = the most beautiful 很漂亮 = very beautiful While... *她最很漂亮. = She ...

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How to parse 没得 + Verb constructions
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As a native speaker, I don't use 没得 very much. For its meaning, I agree with Dan's answer. For its pronouncation, 得 is often pronounced as "de", not "dé" (second tone). This is beacuse 没 is also ...

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Ways to say "more"
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For May I ask you some more questions? 我可以再问你一些问题吗? This is the way we speak. or 我可以再问你几个问题吗? Here 几个 doesn't mean "how many"; while it means "several". And 再 means "again". So "several again" ...

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Meaning of 修养­­­­
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From Baidu Baike: 指人的行为和涵养,与人的性格、心理、道德、文化等有着紧密的联系,即为人综合素质的表现。 Simple Translation: 修养 refers to a person's behavior and conservation, which is closely linked with his personality, psychological ...

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中东 - "Middle East" or "Eastern China"?
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In all the news reports in Mainland China, "中东" refers to Middle East. This can be seen as a convention -- as a native speaker, if I hear "中东", I will definately think of the Middle East. You can take ...

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一起 vs 一块 - what's the difference?
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For your example, 我们一块去 or 我们一起去 they are of exactly the same meaning. One slightly difference could be that the latter one is more formal (used in written Chinese) while the former is rather ...

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Correct word to use for a suburban fence?
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On the Hudong Baike page of 篱笆, 又叫栅栏、护栏,用来保护院子的一种设施,一般都是由棍子、竹子、芦苇、灌木或者石头构成,在我国北方农村很常见。 That means, 篱笆 is a kind of facility to protect private yards, which is usually made of wood sticks, ...

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Meanings behind "吹牛" and "拍马屁"
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I found something in Baidu Encyclopedia. For 吹牛 http://baike.baidu.com/view/3806.htm Originally 吹牛 comes from 吹牛皮 (blowing cow leather). In the old times, people who lived along the Yellow ...

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Is there a traditional Chinese New Year greeting?
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Also another: 过年好 guo4 nian2 hao3 It is used in spring festival greeting, because "过年" refers specially to celelbrating the Chinese new year in China -- we don't say "过年" on Jan.1.

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