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    Hanyu Pinyin did not appear in China until 1958....

    Hanyu Pinyin did not appear in China until 1958. It was only approved by the CCP only in 1979. So it is not right to say it was used since 1949.
  2. That is not right. The Japanese Manga in...

    That is not right.

    The Japanese Manga in Chinese is called (man4 hua4), the same way the Japanese called. Just that it is pronounced in Mandarin only.

    The Japanese Anime in Chinese is called ...
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    Hmmm.... This kind of expression does exist in...

    Hmmm....

    This kind of expression does exist in Chinese Mandarin too.

    However, in my opinion is it different from English, in english one can just use one word to express so many different...
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    I would say other than tone, there is another...

    I would say other than tone, there is another factor in any spoken language, the strength of voice.

    1) How do Chinese people express emotional tones if tones are "fixed" for each word.

    Since...
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    Hi, Maciamo, Sorry, I really don't get your...

    Hi, Maciamo,

    Sorry, I really don't get your question here. Are you trying to compare emotional tone in all languages to the 4 chinese tones or asking how chinese people express these emotional...
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    Hi, Maciamo, I will compare two languages,...

    Hi, Maciamo,

    I will compare two languages, french and mandarin, hope this will help your understanding.

    In french, we could say, ca va? and answer ca va. Using the same words, but changing the...
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    Hi, I try my best to answer. There are...

    Hi, I try my best to answer.

    There are actually 4 tones plus one soft toneij߁jin standard Mandarin, the soft tone will vary according to the previous character tone.

    In Mandarin, the tones are...
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    Zheng He, the man who made his trip to Africa in...

    Zheng He, the man who made his trip to Africa in the 15th century was also a Muslim. But many chinese people won't want to go into this religion, as it requires them to change their surname and...
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    I think the CCP handle it pretty well. I can't...

    I think the CCP handle it pretty well. I can't imagine if China 1.3 billion people turn into Muslim, 1.3billion... 4 times the population of US...the world will be less fun...anyway the muslim...
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    Poll: Japanese language is a beautiful language. I like...

    Japanese language is a beautiful language. I like the sound especially. On the top of that, I practise Aikido, it helps me to understand the art better, especially the names of those techniqes. Some...
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