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孤单 vs 孤独 vs 寂寞 usage
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cf."汉语同义词词典":孤单/孤独 [同]形容词。形容独自一个。[异] [孤单] 着重于单身无靠,感到寂寞,或孤零零单独一个。可形容人和人的感觉,也可形容具体的物。可重叠为"孤孤单单","孤单单"。例:(1)每个同志,不是孤单的个人,而且是战斗集体中的一员。(臧克家(高歌忆向阳))(2)哥哥孤单地站在月台上,用忧虑的眼睛凝视着我,似乎掉下了泪。(陈残云(异国乡情))(3)"我没有家了!"...

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Difference between 顺顺当当 and 顺顺溜溜?
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bkrs: 顺顺溜溜 smoothly and obediently 顺利不受阻挠。 红楼梦.第三十六回:「先时在外头关,那个月不打饥荒,何曾顺顺溜溜的得过一遭儿。」no frequency rank, 1 usage example at https://dict.naver.com/linedict/zhendict/#/cnen/example?query=%E9%A1%BA%E9%A1%...

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What is the difference between 怕,害怕 and 恐怕
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online dictionaries have the answer (note example phrases): bkrs: 怕:动 (害怕; 畏惧) fear; dread; be afraid of:不怕疲劳 不怕任何困难 怕得要命 狼特别怕火 没有什么可怕的。 (担心) be afraid of; have a fear of; for fear; fear lest:...

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尚活 can still work without 着?
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see grammar,dictionaries,bkrs:活:to live alive living (work workmanship)动 (生存; 有生命) live: 吃为了活,不要活为了吃。 Eat to live, but do not live to eat. 他们将永远活在我们心中。形 (在活的状态下) alive; living: 活老虎 a live tiger 活捉 ...

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Using 是不是 vs. 吗
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generally speaking the position of 是不是 in a sentence is not fixed, cf."实用汉语语法":值得注意的是,由"是不是"组成的正反形式可以移动位置,例如:是不是我这孩子平时的举动有点叫人说闲话?(曹愚)->我这孩子是不是平时的举动有点叫人说闲话?->我这孩子平时的举动是不是有点叫人说闲话?->我这孩子平时的举动有点叫人说闲话,是不是? ...

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What is the translation for terms associated with "predatory lending"?
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see online dictionaries, iciba:predatory lending 掠夺性贷款 http://www.iciba.com/predatory%20lending find 2 examples sentences, predatory lender 掠夺性贷款人 victim of pred. lending 掠夺性贷款(的)受害人/者,for ...

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忍耐 vs 忍受 usage/difference
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according to OP's earlier comments "the dictionary" seems to refer to Pleco dictionary. Some users would like to suggest again consulting online dictionaries, like bkrs, iciba, Linguee, esp.noting ...

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Function of 开了 in 我开车开了半天了
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grammar topic:complements of duration with object, raised at this site several times (still searching locations),anyhow here is an excerpt from Yufa! A Practical Guide to Mandarin Chinese Grammar 13 ...

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Subordination in Chinese
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"I know a person who has a dog which barks at a cat which lives in a house which is located in a city which" taken literally seems to mean the cat lives in the house,... intended meaning seems to be ...

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Is there a proverb that means "the squeaky wheel gets the grease"?
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submit e.g. "squeaky wheel grease" to iciba:http://www.iciba.com/squeaky%20wheel%20%20%20grease 1. The squeaky wheel gets the grease. 会叫的孩子有糖吃. more at iciba ("classical" in doubt)

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Existential sentences that used to be but are no longer
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online dictionaries have examples, e.g. submit "there were" to iciba: "there were" 我们学校曾经有许多树 suggestion:曾经有 (非常困难的部分 hard parts, also from iciba)), to see whether 有了 is possible check iciba's ...

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What is the function of 的 in the sentence below?
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see any grammar on when to use or not to use (and when optional) structural particle (结构助词)的, bkrs:有形 有形状的、感官能感觉到的,examples,iciba:有形财产、有形动产、有形固定财产、有形货物、有形贸易、有形商品、有形损耗、有形损耗、有形的翅膀,Linguee:有形的数据、有形的 公 共 ...

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之后 vs 过后 usage & differences
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bkrs:过后 (1) [afterwards]∶往后 这个问题先这么解决, 有什么事, 过后再说 (2) [later]∶后来 那件事我过后才知道 after the event syn. 后来, 后头, 嗣后, 随后, 过后 may not occur as one word in phrases like (taken from bkrs) 仔细想过后再动作。紧急情况过后的评价....

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How to distinguish PICTURE OF ME and PICTURE OF MINE in Chinese?
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search web 英文语法,物主代词 one result http://www.yygrammar.com/Article/201309/3413.html answering comment:more specific: submit "of mine", "of me" to online dictionaries, e.g. iciba: of mine ...

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Asking for right answers for 中级 questions
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急急忙忙 地 跑过来| 兴高采烈 地 庆祝胜利| 迫不及代 地 打开了包裹| 迟疑 地 往前走| 生气 地 骂他的孩子| 风趣 地 开了一个玩笑| 热烈 地 欢迎我们| 客气 地 谢绝了他的邀请| 激动 地 说| 得意 地 拿出自己画的画儿

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倔强 vs 固执 vs 顽固 usage
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固执 and 顽固 may be considered synonyms, not synonymous with 倔强, for any difference between 固执 and 顽固 see "汉语同义词词典"[同]形容词。形容人坚持某种主张,不肯改变。[异] [固执]着重于不管是否正确,一味坚持自己的意见和作法,不肯变通。用来形容人的"性情、性格、脾气、想法"等。多用于贬义。...

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What does 好 mean in this context?
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经历​好:V+好,好 functions as complement of result 结果补语 cf.http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_5f9ec9b00100i4jg.html 3、动词+好:晚饭做好了没有?我要写好毛笔字。这件事情我已经想好了。我们说好了一起回家。 Yufa! A Practical Guide to Mandarin Chinese ...

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Can I split up time phrases and adverbs?
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see Chinese grammars, e.g. Adverbial Phrase Placements in L1-Chinese ESL Learners' Writing https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/4bf3/7bd9e7a58932a498e25da9402305ab4c7e4d.pdf Punctual time adverbs may ...

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Meaning of 对拆 (對拆) in 套路 names
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bkrs:对折 1) 对半的折扣。(一半的折扣) fifty per cent discount; 50% discount; reduced by one half: 照货价对折 allow a fifty per cent discount off the price; reduce the price by one half 2) 对半摺叠。to fold in two 。print....

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Is there a way to distinguish "vegetarian" from "vegan" in Chinese?
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see online dictionaries, e.g. linguee: vegan food 纯素食 ​ veganism, a diet consisting solely of plant products 纯素食主义 ​ a vegan 纯素食者 iciba:vegan n. 严格的素食主义者; n. A strict vegetarian; ​confirm: bkrs:...

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How did 零 come to mean zero?
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google "零"词源说明 get e.g. https://baike.baidu.com/item/%E9%9B%B6/36714 零,是形声字,古同“泠”,清凉。从雨令声,令为领省,即暴雨之前零星的雨滴,《说文》,“零,余雨也”。疾雨曰骤,徐雨曰零,久雨曰苦。引申出零落、零丁等义。古文中零非数词,近代以后方假借为数词。

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脑袋 vs 脑子 vs 头脑 vs 脑筋
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which dictionary? online dictionaries e.g. iciba, bkrs, LINE dict. make distinctions providing sample sentences showing these distinctions, bkrs(excerpts): 脑袋 #2214 head skull brains mental ...

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How would one write the following officially?
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see e.g. LINE dictionary examples:utilities:水电费都包括吗? 租金含水电费吗, gas: 我去缴纳 煤气费 every month 每月首日支付租金 settled at end: 每年年底结帐 final settlement date 到期日 suggestion as follows: 每月支付煤气水电费200美元(?)以年底到期日结帐 (to ...

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Excuse me, Can I post your photo on facebook in mandarin
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不好意思,对不起,may not be appropriate, 不好意思 sorry e.g. 不好意思,麻烦您了。for more choices users suggest looking up examples in online dictionaries, e.g. submit "can I" to LINE dictionary,relevant examples: 我也能来吗?...

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Looking for chinese R/C car remote instructions translated
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use online translators on 2。4G 遥控器使用说明 首次使用需对码,本产品有记忆功能,以后换电池无须再对码 (1)长按"M"键3秒以上,直到第一颗LED闪烁 (2)打开车身电源,第一颗LED变为长亮,对码成功 (3)遥控器10秒钟无操作自动待机按任意键唤醒 (4)按键说明:△前进▽后退◁︎左转▷右转S调速P刹车 按S键设定车速,前进时1颗灯为低速,2颗灯为中速,...

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What's the difference between 兵器 and 武器?
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answer available in online dictionaries, e.g. (excerpts from)bkrs, 武器#1833:① [weapon; implements of warfare; military hardware; arms]直接用于杀伤敌人有生力量和破坏敌方作战设施的器械、装置,如刀、枪、火炮、导弹等。 ② [means]∶泛指进行斗争的工具:思想武器。...

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Translating "wings" (of a stage)
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see online dictionaries, e.g. iciba: wing in the wings 1In the stage wings, unseen by the audience. 在观众看不到的舞台两侧 bkrs:舞台两则 舞台左侧 舞台右侧

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Usage of 万 (wàn): ten thousands or just a great number?
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see bkrs https://bkrs.info/slovo.php?ch=%E4%B8%87, iciba http://www.iciba.com/%E4%B8%87 for 万,used in fixed expressions: 万民,万国博览会 (world's fair),万事万物,万难(e.g.推辞),(extremely),万不可说,万能(omnipotent),天地万物,...

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How to say "make money"?
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evidently "make money" in English does not mean "print money", for which may use http://www.iciba.com/print%20money 印钞票, 印刷货币 also find examples there, for vocabulary of paper money production in ...

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大半 vs 多数 usages
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大半 bkrs (excerpts):I [the larger half; for the greater part; more than half] 超过一半的部分 II (1) [mostly; very likely; probably] 很可能 他大半不来了 (2) , 大概 #6978 多数 bkrs:1) majority 2) lg. plural 必要的多数 the ...

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