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What's the relationship between "separate" and "eight" (old and modern meanings of 八)? says that 八 is an "ideograph representing division", what is easy to see. So the old meaning of "separate" is also clear. But how did it came...

Asked on 11/28/2021

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What do 開眉粥 and 愁眉飯 mean?

I understand translations below on "寧吃開眉粥,不吃愁眉飯". I know 粥 means congee and 飯 rice or meal. I tried look up 愁眉 - Wiktionary but meaning doesn't sense....

Asked on 11/25/2021

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What are the translations of these IT-related terms: app, service, consulting?

What are the right translations of these IT-related terms into (simplified) Chinese:app (as in iOS apps)service (as in application service)consulting (as in IT consulting)Is there a reliable dictionary that includes...

Asked on 11/23/2021 by Drux

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How to translate "build server" (software terminology)

The definition of "to build", in software, is:the process of converting source code files into standalone software artifact(s) that can be run on a computerI'm working with a software development...

Asked on 11/23/2021 by Lionel

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What is known about the new HSK 3.0 (2021) format?

I found a brief note on Wikipedia that since 2020, HSK is going to be restructured. It links to a tweet, which shows a page in...

Asked on 11/23/2021

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霹雳与雷霆有什么分别?(What's the difference between 霹雳 and 雷霆?)

except for their other uses, such as 霹雳舞(breakdance) and their respective 成语, are they considered synonyms? they're both translated as 霹雳: thunderbolt 雷霆: thunderbolt空中雷霆一响,就把孩子吓哭了 = The thunderbolt came from the...

Asked on 11/19/2021

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Interesting "bullet points"

For some reason WPS Office, when I clicked "bullet point", gave me this character: Does anyone know what this character is?...

Asked on 11/17/2021

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What's difference between 国籍 and 民族?

I'm revising vocabulary for HSK4 and I found many words with similar meanings. A pair I found today was: 国籍 and 民族. What's the difference between them?...

Asked on 11/17/2021

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What does 臉盆 "washbasin" mean when it's part of the names of dishes in Taiwan?

A restaurant just up the road from my hostel here in Taichung, Taiwan has some dishes including the characters 臉盆. When I looked them up I could only find...

Asked on 11/15/2021

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How do you write “hacker” in Chinese?… (where hacker doesn't have an evil connotation)

How do you write "hacker" in Chinese?... For purposes of this question, here is the definition in English:Hacker /ˈhækər/ (noun)One who likes to program.One who utilizes technology to go beyond...

Asked on 11/13/2021 by George 2.0 Hope

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