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Is 下个星期三 (xiàge xīngqīsān) = "next Wednesday" ambiguous like in English?
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Why do people say 慢点儿阿("man dianer a") when you leave their shop?
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Why are people writing 打井 (dǎjǐng) = "to dig a well" on this construction site wall?
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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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What is the origin of 甩锅 ("to pass the buck")?
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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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Why say 少说两句 to break up a fight?
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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?
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How can I say "a class in Chinese" (and not "a Chinese class")?
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Is there any relation between the Cyrillic Ш (sha) and the Chinese 山 (shān)?
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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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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 role does 成 (chéng) play in the sentence 我把十块美元换成人民币?
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What distinguishes 各位 (gèwèi) from 大家 (dàjiā)?
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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"?
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Are there text-based online roleplaying games which can be used for practicing Chinese writing?
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What's the logic behind the word 从事?
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Why did my Chinese teacher describe Donald Trump as 口吐莲花?
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What is wrong with my sentence 我的同屋睡觉时候想开屋门一点点?
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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?
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Are HSK6 questions 51 through 60 (语病) so difficult that it's reasonable to just guess?
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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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What examples highlight the distinction between 产生 and 生产, both meaning "to produce"?
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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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Why is 去 ("to go") in 也不去考虑以后会是怎样 ("...and don't think about how it will be in the future")?
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Why is 把 in 我去洗把脸 (wǒ qù xǐ bǎ liǎn) = I'm going to wash my face?
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Why does the squirrel say 我才不是吃货?
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How does one understand the [verb] + 在了 grammar structure?
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