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Is 下个星期三 (xiàge xīngqīsān) = "next Wednesday" ambiguous like in English?

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Why are people writing 打井 (dǎjǐng) = "to dig a well" on this construction site wall?

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7 answers
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Why do people say 慢点儿阿("man dianer a") when you leave their shop?

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2 answers
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Why did my friend write 发发发 on her note?

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Why does 我是长头发 mean "I have long hair" and not "I am long hair"?

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5 answers
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Why do both 太 (too) and 过于 (excessively) occur in 外国人有时候太过于开放 (foreigners are sometimes too excessively open)?

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How do I self-answer "What does this say?"

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5 answers
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What is the origin of 甩锅 ("to pass the buck")?

9 votes
5 answers
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Why say 少说两句 to break up a fight?

8 votes
3 answers
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Why is the Internet saying 雪花飘飘 北风萧萧 all of a sudden? Is this the Chinese equivalent of Rickrolling?

8 votes
1 answer
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How can I say "a class in Chinese" (and not "a Chinese class")?

8 votes
1 answer
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Is there any relation between the Cyrillic Ш (sha) and the Chinese 山 (shān)?

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7 answers
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What's the difference between 拍照 (pāizhào) and 照相 (zhàoxiàng) which both mean "to take a photo"?

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8 answers
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What role does 成 (chéng) play in the sentence 我把十块美元换成人民币?

7 votes
2 answers
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What distinguishes 各位 (gèwèi) from 大家 (dàjiā)?

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Why is 肯德基 (Kěndéjī) = Kentucky Fried Chicken not called 肯德鸡 (Kěndéjī) when it's pronounced the same and 鸡 means "chicken"?

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What examples highlight the distinction between 产生 and 生产, both meaning "to produce"?

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Why did my Chinese teacher describe Donald Trump as 口吐莲花?

7 votes
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What are the answers to the HSK6 语病 ("faulty wording") questions on the 22 publicly available HSK6 exams?

7 votes
3 answers
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Why is 吏 (lì) pronounced differently to 史 (shǐ) and 使 (shǐ)?

6 votes
4 answers
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What are the oracle-bone characters for 后 and 司 which led to confusion in naming 司母戊鼎 (or 后母戊鼎)?

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2 answers
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A policeman asked me if I had already "bàobēi" (or something like this); what did he ask me?

6 votes
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Does 我也不知道怎么冒犯他了 mean "I also don't know how to offend him" and/or "I also don't know how I offended him"?

6 votes
4 answers
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What does 朱幂 and 黄幂 mean in this ancient illustration of the Pythagorean Theorem?

6 votes
5 answers
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在一篇台湾小说里的句子“当下、梦和回忆”中,“当下”指的是什么?

6 votes
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Are HSK6 questions 51 through 60 (语病) so difficult that it's reasonable to just guess?

6 votes
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What's the logic behind the word 从事?

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What's the difference between 记录 and 纪录, both pronounced jìlù, and both meaning "record"?

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Does this article claim that Australian citizens of Chinese ethnicity are seeking asylum in China to flee COVID-19? (大多数华裔恐怕只是把中国当成了一处避难所而已)

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When handwriting 黄 (huáng; yellow) is it incorrect to have a disconnected 草 (cǎo; grass) radical on top?

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