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Why is "tuberculosis" 结核病 in Chinese?
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Does the word 透露 ("leak") only refer to something undesirable?
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看图说成语: What chengyu do these sketches refer to (from a grade-3 语文 textbook)?
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For a student studying Chinese as a second language, is there any practical difference between the radicals 匚 and 匸?
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What does 叫 mean in 你家的门真难叫?
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What does 缀 mean in 浆果密密地缀在灌木丛中 (from "Fog Magic" 穿越魔雾)?
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What is the textbook 发展汉语:高级口语(I) referring to about the etymology of 买单?
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Why does 减弱 (lit. "reduce weak") mean "to weaken"?
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Why is 系 pronounced xì (not jì) in the idiom 解铃还须系铃人?
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What does 撒回 mean in 部分领导人撒回祝贺,一些领导人则保持沉默?
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Why are titles sometimes placed in the middle of a newspaper article?
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How accurate is CNN's (or Google Translate's) translation of 把全部心思和精力放在备战打仗上 as "put all our minds and energy on preparing for war"?
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Outside of Chinese class, do people ask 你家有几口人?
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How do 用不起 / 用得起 and 吃不起 / 吃得起 mean (un)affordable?
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Who should be counted when responding to 你家有几口人 (nǐjiā yǒu jǐkǒurén) "how many people are there in your family"?
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What are the HSK3.0 measure words?
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Why does 政治核心盘 (lit. "political core plate") seem to mean "political base"?
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What does 9月26日电9月26日 ("26 September electricity 26 September") mean?
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Why is 饱 in 吃一顿饱饭?
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How does 再……不过 work?
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What does 小时级发射 refer to in 该型火箭具有“一箭多星”发射能力、小时级发射等多项优点?
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What does 饭圈类 ("rice-ring kind") indicate in 生产这些饭圈类产品?
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How does 高出一大截 break apart in 交货时间延长好几倍,单价翻几番,残次品率高出一大截?
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In 林业、农业、草原、海洋、资源、环境等行业, what industries does 草原 ("grassland") and 海洋 ("ocean") refer to, and why not use 农业 ("agriculture") and 渔业 ("fishing")?
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If I forget how to write a character during the HSK, can I copy it from the supplied exam materials?
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Can 孩子们 (háizǐmen) = "children (plural)" belong to the same family?
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Why is 我草 (wǒ cǎo) vs. 我操 (wǒ cāo) funny?
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Are (报道, 报导), (成份, 成分), (定单, 订单), (定婚, 订婚), (浑浊, 混浊), (摩擦, 磨擦), (启程, 起程), (人才, 人材) all pairs of alternative ways of writing words?
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What does 赚走 mean in 赚走93.3亿美元?
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In the grammar structure 又 [adjective] 又 [adjective], is there anything wrong with combining a negative adjective with a positive one?
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