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跟您请教一个字(Do you know this Chinese word?)

左边一个 至 右边一个各 怎么念 是什么意思? it would look like 至各 Source: Question Permalink: 跟您请教一个字(Do you know this Chinese word?) Share PostTwitterFacebookGoogle +1Email

跟您请教一个字(Do you know this Chinese word?)

左边一个 至 右边一个各 怎么念 是什么意思? it would look like 至各 Source: Question Permalink: 跟您请教一个字(Do you know this Chinese word?) Share PostTwitterFacebookGoogle +1Email

Got a strange email

I got a strange email entry that appears as follows: What does it say? Source: Question Permalink: Got a strange email Share PostTwitterFacebookGoogle +1Email

[ General Chinese ] E–learning vs traditional learning, which one is better?

Source: Question Permalink: [ General Chinese ] E–learning vs traditional learning, which one is better? Share PostTwitterFacebookGoogle +1Email

Asian ornate bakelite? bowl that is prob 20th century

Can anyone translate the pottery mark shown below. It is on an ornate Japanese? bakelite? bowl roughly 340mm round probably 20th century. The bowl is very ornate and has bats and fruit on the inside of the bowl and flowers and foilage on the outside of the bowl. Entire bowl is gold in color except…

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Why can't 了 be used to indicate a completed action that has yet to come?

了 is a particle that indicates the perfective–the verb has no interior composition. This is different from the perfect aspect in English which focuses on the result of an action in the past that may or may not have interior composition. So why is it that I cannot say “明年,我学了中文” to indicate that by next…

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What is the 行 in 行有餘力?

The passage in the analects, whence it came, reads: 子曰:「弟子,入則孝,出則弟,謹而信, 凡愛眾,而親仁。行有餘力,則以學文。」 Very broadly I understand it: Students and sons at home should be filial, leaving home they should be respectful towards elders, trusting and sincere, all encompassingly loving the people and inclined toward kindness. If they have strength left, then for refined studies. But there…

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How do waves relate to this?

Please write using simplified Chinese characters. I’ve been reading a short story in Chinese, with the task to translate it. Here’s the passage I’m having trouble with: ‘看了,看了,他的那个女朋友真不像话,见他在报上登了几篇小说就主动爱上了他,课知道了他是一个清洁工,并打算干一辈子,就又甩了人家,真太可恶了。’ 左边的那位留波浪式发的抢看回答。 There are two issues I have with this piece. What I’m having trouble understanding is that last sentence: 左边的那位留波浪式发的抢看回答。 I understand the meaning of this sentence,…

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What is the meaning of this sentence?

Think up your own way of speaking, even if only convey to that thing you think everyone is saying. Source: Question Permalink: What is the meaning of this sentence? Share PostTwitterFacebookGoogle +1Email

Can I use 告诉 to quote what someone has said? Please help!

I’m wondering whether the use of the word 告诉 is restricted to certain places in a sentence. I’m wondering whether this sentence would be correct: 今年初,我的朋友告诉我他这个学期每个星期要打工三十个小时。Is 告诉 allowed to be used to quote what someone has said? Thanks very much in advance. Source: Question Permalink: Can I use 告诉 to quote what someone has…

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