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In this entry, 会 is an auxiliary verb expressing two aspects of meanings: 1) ability, 2) possibility. - When 会 expresses ability, it must be an ability or skill that is acquired throug ... [Read more]
  
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In the case where number "1" appears alone or when the speaker is giving a telephone number that contains "1", then the number will be spoken as "yao" in the first tone. [Read more]
  
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People, learn this word because it's essential! [Read more]
  
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The name of God in the Holy Scriptures. The name "Jehovah" is often removed from English Bibles, such as the King James Version, but is preserved in the Chinese. This is because the Chinese do ... [Read more]
  
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In Chinese, there are two categories of measure words: those indicating units of persons or things, and those indicating the frequency of an action. As a measure word, 趟 belongs to both groups. ... [Read more]
  
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"张" is a measure word for paper, bank cards, forms, photos, tickets, paintings, etc., things that are flat and thin. It can also be used on certain pieces of furniture, such as ... [Read more]
  
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Asked 85 months ago by vene  
During all my time in China I never used the (formal) 您 nin, instead I always am using 你 (ni). I am not sure if that is OK, or if Chinese people just accept that I am a foreigner and the ... [Read more]
  
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When 年 is used as a noun meaning "year", it is a nouns of quantity. By noun of quantity, we mean that this noun itself already has a meaning similar to that of a measure word. Therefore ... [Read more]
  
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There is another form of this word used in Taiwan and Hong Kong, it's 妳。 It's pronounced the same but written differently(duh) [Read more]
  
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There are three important structural particles, and 地 is one of them. The other two are 的 and 得. These structural particles indicate grammatical relations. Their pronunciation is ... [Read more]
  
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Please note that when "些" indicates an indefinite amount (before nouns), we can only use 一 in the front -- other numerals are not allowed. For example, we can say 吃 ... [Read more]
  
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As an adverb of degree, 太 (tai4) expresses a subjective comment of the speaker. 1. You may use 太 if you deem the degree to be excessive (so that you are not quite satisfied with it). E.g. 太大 ... [Read more]
  
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I wonder how to find out the radical of a characters, I understand that for example 你 has the radical 人 (means the radical is in the front) but there are others where radicals are on the ... [Read more]
  
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How do you pronounce this word? [Read more]
  
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没 is an adverb expressing negation. "没" is used in objective statement to negate the fact that an action has happened, or a certain nature or state has changed. E.g. 我 ... [Read more]