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Differences between 访问,面试 and 采访
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for differences users suggest consulting online dictionaries, esp. bkrs, iciba (anyhow which resource would only supply "interview" for all3?)bkrs: all 3 can be nouns,as verbs: 访问: (1) [visit; call ...

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Is `方法是通过xxx` a correct sentence? i.e. 中文中,介宾结构能作为名词(宾语)使用吗
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就是 can be followed by any single word,noun,verb,adjective,adverb,etc. or a phrase,NP,VP,PP (preposition phrase) etc. in the present case 通过自由、有意识的决定 may be considered a PP, see examples for 就是 in ...

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Can I say 在..住? Why do we say 我住在..?
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submitting 在北京住 to online dictionaries, e.g. iciba shows it to be correct:我们曾在北京住过一段时间,他在北京住了很多年了,我已经在北京住了七年了,just as 住在北京 is correct, when before verb 在{某处所,e.g.}北京, functions as adverbial (状语),when ...

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Difference between 一般 and 一样 meaning “same”
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suggestion: see dictionaries, grammars and/or search this site, e.g. bkrs: 一般 "same" (一样) same as; just like: 他们俩一般高。 The two of them are the same height. 两个问题一般重要。 These two problems are of the same ...

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Difference between 很 and 挺
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"实用汉语近义虚词 "很(副)/颇(副)/挺(副) [相同] 都是副词,表示程度比较高,修饰形容词或动词短语。"很"口语和书面语都用,"颇"用于书面语,"挺"多用于口语。句末无语气词"的"时,"很、颇、挺"有时可以互换:(1)他的话很有道理。(颇✓挺✓)(2)没想到,他对我的这篇论文很感兴趣。(颇✓挺✓)(3)小区离生态公园挺近,交通也很方便。(很✓颇✓)(4)他一个人带着孩子,挺不容易。(很✓...

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Difference between 还 and 又
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"实用汉语近义虚词词典"还(副)/又(副) [相同] 都是副词,作状语,以下情况时经常可以互换: 用于未发生的行为,表示同一行为的重复,常与"要、想、得、会"等助动词连用,动词后面没有"了": 1)假如你下次还来找麻烦,我就不客气了。(又✓) 2)下次还遇到这种事,我该怎么办?(又✓) 3)他上个星期去了白云山,这个星期还想去。(又✓) ...

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When not to split up the VO verb?
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(Taking for granted that VO-verb means the same as 离合词。) Putting any object as attributive in between the 2 characters (把宾语插在离合词两字中间充当定语)is not the only way of dealing with objects,probably not even ...

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What is the difference: "和小猫一样可爱" and "像小猫一样可爱"
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和。。。一样 seems equivalent to 跟。。。一样, and concerning the difference between 像(象)。。。一样 and 跟。。。一样,"外国人实用汉语语法"(578页) has this to say: (五)"象"和"跟。。。一样"。 "象。。" may also occur before 一样 to form the pattern 象。。...

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有钱能使鬼推磨, is this verb serialization?
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why not? 连动句 Sentences with Verbal Constructions in Series。(兼语句 pivotal sentence) are of the type Subject + predicate_1 + (object_1) + Predicate_2 + (object_2), object_1 being subject of ...

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Is there a difference in meaning between 那年夏天 and 那个夏天
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in 那年夏天 那年 is an attributive (定语)modifying or restricting the noun 夏天, it seems the phrase can be expanded to 那年的夏天, 那个夏天 is without this attributive,instead the noun 夏天 is preceded by the ...

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Some unknown marks: are they in Chinese? If not, what language is it? What do they mean?
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in top picture set of characters looks like 1st column 鹏雅, 2nd column 精瓷, always top to bottom, anyhow googling 鹏雅精瓷 yields as 1st result zhidao.baidu.com with 鹏雅精瓷酒杯 picture below more clearly ...

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What does 反动 mean?
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正如若干词典会显示那样,"反动" 和 reactionary 一样不限用于马克思主义术语。其实有使用者想提醒大家反动派这个词出现在纳粹党党歌的中文翻译中一共四次并且等于 Reaktion 或者 reactionaries: 同志纵被红色战线与反动派夺命 Comrades shot by the Red Front and reactionaries, some users would like ...

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Can " 天空一片蔚藍 " also be "一片蔚藍天空"? And translation please?
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this is a sentence with a nominal predicate,e。g。see 实用现代汉语语法 667页 第四节 名词谓语句 (Sentences with nominal predicates) (四)描写主语的状况、特征或属性。谓语多是带有形容词或数量词的名词短语。(describing condition,characteristic features or ...

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Why is 的 necessary in 你是什么时候买的苹果?
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Both seem correct。实用现代汉语语法 available free on the web (http://book.douban.com/subject/1091176/)has a section titled "是。。。的"句 pp。762-784 discussing both possibilities。 In the introductory section 一,"是。。。...

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Use of 不太 and when is it necessary?
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Just look at any Chinese grammar, e.g. Chinese, A Comprehensive Grammar, 4.3: degree adverbs and complements occur respectively before and after adjectives to indicate the degree or extent to which ...

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Does the Chinese language distinguish "doubt" and "suspicion"?
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疑问 can be used as a grammatical term as in 疑问句 interrogative sentence, iciba besides 怀疑 offers these translations for doubt 疑虑; 未确定, for suspicion besides 怀疑 there is 嫌疑; 疑心;example sentences in e。g。...

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Character Gaps On Comic Conversation : 6
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partial answer: pane 3:咔 [kā],pane 4 我頭(头)一次吃这種(种)東(东)西 pane 5: 谢谢你的招待

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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生抽 vs. 酱油- differences?
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bkrs :生抽 light soy sauce (Russ) superior quality,white, fresh, liquid, soy sauce, iciba: light soy sauce 酱油 soy sauce cf. 生抽 (extracted raw),酱 paste, jam, dial. dense

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What is the difference between 翼 and 翅膀?
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users recommend consulting online dictionaries noting large number of usage examples, bkrs: 翼I b.f.(bound form !) 1) wing (双翼) ①<名>鸟类或昆虫的翅膀。 2) flank (左翼) examples of bound form use: 右翼 左翼 两翼 侧翼 ...

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What derogatory terms are there for Chinese people?
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支那 bkrs: phonetic transcription of China (Japanese: Shina), colonial term, generally considered discriminatory trad./Budd. China (now derogatory) It is used for example by Japanese occupiers in《劫中劫》:...

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Proper participle
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both possible,see below, 经验 is mostly used as noun, although as pointed out by OP it can function as verb, "to experience" most often is 经历, e.g. 亲身经历过, bkrs: most examples for use as noun, only one ...

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