(遊戲)漢字鏈條 - (Games) Character Chain

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Re: (遊戲)漢字鏈條 - (Games) Character Chain

Postby linguoboy » 2019-07-01, 15:56

księżycowy wrote:端倪 sign, inkling, clue

I feel like you're deliberately trying to hose the next player with your selections. Are you just typing whatever pops into your head, like with the word association game?
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Postby księżycowy » 2019-07-01, 16:22

You give me far too much credit, if you think I'm trying to hose anyone. :)

linguoboy wrote:Are you just typing whatever pops into your head, like with the word association game?
Basically. Though there probably should be a workaround for this kinda of problem. Maybe go with the same first character? I realised after the fact that 倪 is the diminuative suffix.

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Postby linguoboy » 2019-07-01, 16:43

księżycowy wrote:
linguoboy wrote:Are you just typing whatever pops into your head, like with the word association game?
Basically. Though there probably should be a workaround for this kinda of problem. Maybe go with the same first character? I realised after the fact that 倪 is the diminuative suffix.

Or strip off a radical, i.e. 倪 > 兒?
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Postby księżycowy » 2019-07-01, 16:50

Whatever works best.

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Postby laoshu » 2019-07-02, 3:15

Ok, I'll just get back to the first character from "端倪".

端正 - proper, correct
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Postby linguoboy » 2019-07-02, 14:15

正朔 New Year's Day
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Postby h34 » 2019-07-03, 19:14

朔风 north wind

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Postby laoshu » 2019-07-05, 0:40

風度 - demeanor
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Postby h34 » 2019-07-11, 3:20

度过 - to spend time, to get through, to survive

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Postby linguoboy » 2019-07-11, 14:55

過橋費 bridge toll
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Postby h34 » 2019-07-16, 2:53

费时 - to take time

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Postby laoshu » 2019-07-18, 4:17

h34 wrote:费时 - to take time


I think the meaning should be more to "to waste time"?

時空 - space and time
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Postby linguoboy » 2019-07-18, 14:43

laoshu wrote:時空 - space and time

In English, the order is usually "time and space", just like in Chinese.

空窗期 window of time [e.g. between relationships]
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Re: (遊戲)漢字鏈條 - (Games) Character Chain

Postby OldBoring » 2019-07-19, 7:20

linguoboy wrote:
laoshu wrote:時空 - space and time

In English, the order is usually "time and space", just like in Chinese.

空窗期 window of time [e.g. between relationships]

Shouldn't the English expression be "windows period"?
In Taiwan it's used for relationships, but it's also the medical term.

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Re: (遊戲)漢字鏈條 - (Games) Character Chain

Postby linguoboy » 2019-07-19, 16:45

OldBoring wrote:Shouldn't the English expression be "windows period"?
In Taiwan it's used for relationships, but it's also the medical term.

Yes, it also means that.

It's just a gloss; it's not meant to be a comprehensive definition. I list whatever meaning(s) I consider most salient or useful. (I talk about being between relationships often; I don't remember ever needing the medical term "window period" in English.) If people want the full range of meanings of a word, they should look it up.
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