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    • RichieG
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      Hello,   I was wondering if someone could help me.   In the writing section (part 2) of HSK 4, does the online test use predictive text for making the sentences or is it just individual characters that are to be written?   Or is this based on the computer?   Thanks in advance,   Richard
    • RophiMichel
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      Please guys, help me by giving me the title of a movie that is from the years 2000s (I guess).   Here is the story : 2 childhood friends choose separate paths and I think one became a criminal and the other one became a policeman.   They met after in life and they fell in love of the same girl and she decided to marry one of them (the criminal if I remember well).   The final scene was a huge fight where they fought to death and it was raining. I think it was the day of the marriage and they were fighting for the girl.  That fight was an ugly one. The criminal had the opportunity to shoot his friend or something like that but he didn't do it so they fought and it was ugly. I am looking for that movie.   Please help me if you can 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽
    • mungouk
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      A cautionary tale here by an expat who messed up the extension of his paperwork.   He had a business visa, but this pitfall probably applies to anyone with a short-term visa, or temporary extension... which during COVID is probably many more than usual.   Via GDtoday's WeChat account.   https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/04CbdnjjYQayndxeIORmew  
    • lep
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      Hi there! I'm looking to acquire this bowl, but trying to understand if the writings are of maybe a poem or more ritualistic, because of the constellations depictions I can determine it should be in the taoist universe. Sorry about the not so good photo, but like I said, I just want to try to know the nature of the content.   Best wishes! Thanks in advance!
    • Neil C
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      Hey guys. Can anyone recommend bilingual readers for Classical Chinese? There are similar editions for Latin (Loeb Readers), but as of yet I haven't found anything for Classical Chinese. Thanks!
    • 889
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      From the President:   "The following actions shall be prohibited beginning 45 days after the date of this order [June 6], to the extent permitted under applicable law: any transaction that is related to WeChat by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, with Tencent Holdings Ltd. . . ."   The Presidential Order seems to contemplate that there'll be some regulatory exemptions. We'll have to see what they are.   But in the meantime, Americans should at least consider how to restructure their lives WeChat-free.   https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-addressing-threat-posed-wechat/
    • Lu
      6
      如题, can anyone tell me what the first character is?     It's in a contract for a gym. I can read 'X延3个月' and even without knowing the first character I'm pretty confident it means 'extended with 3 months', but I want to know for sure. My reverse dictionary didn't know (although I enjoyed the opportunity to use it) and neither did Pleco.   Thanks for any help!
    • 大块头
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      It's commonly said that in order to get a good score on an HSK exam your vocabulary should be about twice as large as the official Hanban vocabulary list. For example, to get a good score on the HSK 6 (5k words on current official vocabulary list) you should really have a vocabulary of about 10k words. But how much truth is in that heuristic?   I fed a corpus of 21 official test papers for the HSK level 6 through some Python code to perform a word frequency analysis (segmentation was done with jieba). The plot below summarizes the result of this analysis. If you learned 10k words from the first six randomly selected test papers in this analysis you would know about 91% of the words on the test. If you followed the (inadvisable) study strategy of learning all your vocabulary from practice tests, after memorizing the vocabulary from 20 tests and accumulating a vocabulary of approximately 20k words you would still only understand about 95% of words on the test.   The attached csv file contains 20k+ words and their frequency of occurrence in this corpus.       misc. practice test properties: contained scripts for all the spoken audio average word length = 10508 total word length = 220675   ideas for future work: compare word list to HSK vocabulary list compare word frequencies to word frequency lists from published corpora wordlist.csv
    • Hansrudy
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      I use an old reader and I understand most of the sentences in it, but sometimes there are some structures I simply cannot get and this is precisely one of them: 我這五本書都是高太太的. Google translates it into: "All five of my books belong to Mrs. Gao." What I do not get is the juxtaposition of 我 and 這: Me/I these 5 books...??? Also, if the 5 books belong to Mrs Gao why the sentence starts with 我? I simply cannot make sense of it. If someone understands I would really appreciate a logical explanation! Thanks in advance 🙂 Hans  
    • Saul
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      I just started learning Chinese about two months ago and began reading this Chinese children book. I came across a sentence that didn't make much sense.    但狼为了堂而皇之, 先把小羊痛骂一顿 The definition for 为了 is in order to / for the purpose of / so as to The definition for 堂而皇之 is overt/to make no secret (of one's presence)/grandiose/with great scope   I get different translations that don't seem to connect with the story. The food starts with a hungry wolf looking for food and finds a lamb by the river.
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