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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Okay

    Chemistry :rofl: I want it with a language though, so Chinese would be awesome but don't think that's possible.
    I'm sure you'll be able to find something if you google it. I'm surprised you don't want to do something straight language based, seeing how big this thread is
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    I'm sure you'll be able to find something if you google it. I'm surprised you don't want to do something straight language based, seeing how big this thread is
    I like chemistry too much tbh :lol:

    So yeah :ahee:
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    I like chemistry too much tbh :lol:

    So yeah :ahee:
    I guess if you're in year 12, you'll have all the UCAS stuff coming up. Stressful business it is-I remember it well!

    加油
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    I guess if you're in year 12, you'll have all the UCAS stuff coming up. Stressful business it is-I remember it well!

    加油


    What does that mean? each character?
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    I guess if you're in year 12, you'll have all the UCAS stuff coming up. Stressful business it is-I remember it well!

    加油
    Do you have a Mandarin keyboard? Or do you individually look up each character/learn alt codes ()?

    Or some other means I haven't considered.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)


    What does that mean? each character?
    It's pronounced jiāyóu and means 'come on' or 'you can do it'


    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    Do you have a Mandarin keyboard? Or do you individually look up each character/learn alt codes ()?

    Or some other means I haven't considered.
    I've got a Mandarin keyboard on my computer so I just type in the pinyin and select the right character(s)
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    It's pronounced jiāyóu and means 'come on' or 'you can do it'




    I've got a Mandarin keyboard on my computer so I just type in the pinyin and select the right character(s)
    Okay, I won't remember that I can't see a ni! :cry: or is an expression?
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Okay, I won't remember that I can't see a ni! :cry: or is an expression?
    It's an expression. A thing about languages is they can't always be directly translated. I mean, 加油 can also mean 'to oil', 'to lubricate' or 'to refuel'
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    It's an expression. A thing about languages is they can't always be directly translated. I mean, 加油 can also mean 'to oil', 'to lubricate' or 'to refuel'
    :mmm:

    That second character looks like an oil lamp
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    :mmm:

    That second character looks like an oil lamp
    Well it does mean oil :mmm:
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    Well it does mean oil :mmm:
    Makes sense doesn't it
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    Nope, if you're using the descriptive 的 construction, you don't need a measure word. Only with numbers, 这,那 and 哪 do you need a measure word, as far as I know
    You're right. My mistake. Sorry!

    What about this sentence:

    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    第二个优点是中学生可 学外语得更快
    Shouldn't '得' go after a verb?
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Makes sense doesn't it
    Yep, it does

    (Original post by Kolya)
    You're right. My mistake. Sorry!

    What about this sentence:

    Shouldn't '得' go after a verb?
    Maybe, I was writing this late last night. Maybe I'm forgetting the verb repetition rule when it comes to verb+得+adj.
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    Ich habe nicht auf Deutsch für eine lange zeit gesprochen. Ich hoffe dass, Sie mich verstehen können.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    :mmm:

    That second character looks like an oil lamp
    HAHAH never heard anyone describe it like that before.
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    Yes! One I always find satisfying is 歡 from 喜歡。Or maybe 懂。Always so satisfying! I do have a major love for characters!
    But that's traditional. Don't you write in simplified?
    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    No worries Yeah, the character 们 is added to indicate plurality with personal pronouns, so 我 (I/me) becomes 我们 (we/us) etc. One of my previous comments shows all the personal pronouns in Mandarin.

    Wouldn't mind learning a bit of Cantonese-it sounds so nice
    Probably biased but Cantonese is so melodic and graceful.
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    (Original post by AquisM)
    But that's traditional. Don't you write in simplified?

    Probably biased but Cantonese is so melodic and graceful.
    I'm currently learning simplified, although when I go back to uni for 3rd year I'll have to start learning traditional characters. Apparently the vast majority of stuff in 4th year is in traditional. Really looking forward to it
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    I'm currently learning simplified, although when I go back to uni for 3rd year I'll have to start learning traditional characters. Apparently the vast majority of stuff in 4th year is in traditional. Really looking forward to it
    Ah I see. I'm from Hong Kong, so I naturally am in favour of traditional characters. Nothing wrong with simplified, just that I find traditional more graceful, and it looks better in calligraphy.
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    (Original post by AquisM)
    Ah I see. I'm from Hong Kong, so I naturally am in favour of traditional characters. Nothing wrong with simplified, just that I find traditional more graceful, and it looks better in calligraphy.
    Yeah, they do look so much better than simplified! I can wait to get started learning them next year
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    (Original post by AquisM)
    HAHAH never heard anyone describe it like that before.
    Haha it it does though. Found a keyboard to write on...

    It's a **** though .
 
 
 
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