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What is the difference between 抽烟 (chōu yān) and 吸烟 (xī yān) which both pertain to smoking?
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How should I reply to 吃完了 (chīwánle = "finished eating") after I've finished eating?
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What are some example sentences for 现代汉语词典's first definition of 论证, which means something like "argumentation"?
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How do I precisely understand 坐井而观天,曰天小者,非天小也 (the origin of the chengyu 坐井观天)?
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What is 乜 doing in my landlord's WeChat message 明天有人在家乜?
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Why is it 说明 and not 告诉 within 而自知之明之所以“贵”,则[blank]人是多么不容易自知?
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A golfer is tricked out of his prize money: how do we determine whether he is (a) 充满智慧, (b) 非常善良, (c) 十分天真, or (d) 有些糊涂?
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Is the pinyin for 他撇了撇嘴 actually "tā piē le piězuǐ" (as given by Pleco)? And if so, why are the two 撇s pronounced differently?
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On a HSK6 test, why is 社会稳定,人民生活水平显著提高,这一切都给人留下了深刻的印象 the incorrect sentence?
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Why add 左右 ("approximately") to the precisely stated time 25日17时15分左右?
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Why is the 多 in 每个月150个多小时 misplaced?
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Is there any distinction between 二百 (èrbǎi) and 两百 (liǎng bǎi) which both mean "two hundred"?
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When translating "he thinks I bought three books, but I didn't buy anything", do we add a completion 了 for "bought"?
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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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How do 用不起 / 用得起 and 吃不起 / 吃得起 mean (un)affordable?
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Why is 饱 in 吃一顿饱饭?
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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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What does 你就是个托 mean, which 文佳佳 yells at Frank in the movie 北京遇上西雅图 (Finding Mr. Right)?
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How do you say "we only have one carrot left"?
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Does 少数民族 exclusively refer to the 55 Chinese ethnic minorities?
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「批烂斗臭」这个四字词语,除了「批评」强调什么?
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What are the repeatedly used structures in 4-character expressions (e.g. chengyu) and what do they mean?
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Is there a name for a "phantom" stroke handwritten by mistake?
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Is there an idiomatic way to express being overwhelmed by vocabulary?
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在一篇关于墨尔本疫情的文章里,作家为什么先写“爆发”再写“暴发”?
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What does it mean for a woman to be 贤惠 (xiánhuì)?
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How do I translate these criticisms about Australia by Chinese netizens? E.g., 我实名不满澳大利亚,狗腿子一个!还有脸说没听过。
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CCTV News: 海外观察:英国华人抗疫进行时: please correct my transcription
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Are there satirical news sites in Chinese, like The Onion?
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