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Chinese translation question: What are "hair beans"?

Chinese vegetable translation question: In Chinese they're called "hair beans". What are they in English? My mum is reading a Chinese newspaper article on six foods people should eat more of. And there on the list is "hair beans".
posted by storybored on Feb 20, 2009 - 15 answers

How can I make sense of this coconut bread recipe?

I found a recipe for delicious-looking coconut buns, but it's missing a bit of info and has distinct ESL qualities. Can anyone help me make sense of it? [more inside]
posted by CKmtl on Feb 17, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me find this Chinese pop song!

Please help me find this Chinese pop song that I heard in Shanghai in February 2007. [more inside]
posted by Grither on Feb 11, 2009 - 8 answers

How to get a flash app from a webpage?

How can I save a flash program from the internet? [more inside]
posted by sumobob on Jan 23, 2009 - 9 answers

help me read chinese

What's the name of the book Stephen Chow is reading in King of Comedy? (screenshot here)
posted by rux on Jan 11, 2009 - 2 answers

Missing Pinyin IME keyboard

Trying to add Chinese as an input language in Windows Vista Ultimate, but the Pinyin IME keyboard option does not appear. Selecting any of the Chinese languages (PRC/Taiwan etc) only brings up the option of a "US keyboard". How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by hellopanda on Jan 11, 2009 - 6 answers

Magic Chinese calligraphy paper

Where can I find practice sheets for a student of Chinese/Japanese calligraphy? [more inside]
posted by TheyCallItPeace on Jan 5, 2009 - 2 answers

Looking for a compact Chinese character frequency chart with English pronunciation key for Cantonese.

Looking for a compact Chinese character frequency chart with English pronunciation key for Cantonese. [more inside]
posted by querty on Jan 5, 2009 - 0 answers

Help me find the chimera of her dreams

I badly want to buy a replica of the statue seen here. [more inside]
posted by longtime_lurker on Jan 4, 2009 - 2 answers

But... what does it do?

Can you identify the function of this mysterious jade object? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Dec 21, 2008 - 24 answers

Ow ow ow, it hurts

How can I not mace my entire apartment with chilis? [more inside]
posted by sanka on Nov 28, 2008 - 8 answers

Recommended Chinese restaurant in Vancouver, BC for wedding banquet?

We've just moved to town (Vancouver, BC) and are planning a wedding for next summer (fun!) The reception must be a Chinese banquet and I was wondering if anyone had any positive/happy experiences with attending or having a wedding banquet at any particular Chinese restaurant? [more inside]
posted by branparsons on Nov 26, 2008 - 8 answers

Help me think of modern american skills or interests.

What could be a "modern american" skill or hobby that traditional chinese parents may not want their daughter to learn? [more inside]
posted by visual mechanic on Nov 11, 2008 - 26 answers

ancient chinese

This is an ancient chinese inscription on an antique vase... thousands of years old. Can anyone translate it or let us know what kind of dragon this is or if it realates to any story... anything would help. Thanks your help is greatly appreciated [more inside]
posted by colusa on Oct 10, 2008 - 10 answers

How do I get my head round Chinese pronunciation?

Does anyone know any good websites for learning Chinese pronunciation? [more inside]
posted by Jack Alucard on Oct 1, 2008 - 6 answers

What does the Chinese character in Fae Myenne Ng's Steer Towards Rock frequently used to mark chapters mean and what writing style is it in?

What does the Chinese character in Fae Myenne Ng's Steer Towards Rock frequently used to mark chapters mean? And what writing style is it in? You can see the character in the Amazon look-inside feature for the book (click excerpt on the left to see the character).
posted by Kattullus on Sep 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Necklace Translation

Can anybody translate this necklace for us? [more inside]
posted by lilkeith07 on Sep 25, 2008 - 3 answers

Quick Chinese query

Chinese translation question: 1.2 台幣每字 translates into "1.2 dollar per character" via Babelfish. What is it really? 1.2 yuan per word? Or something else? What is this likely to be in USD?
posted by Zinger on Sep 25, 2008 - 5 answers

Finding Serenity

Explain to me the difference between these two Chinese characters, both said to mean "serenity." [more inside]
posted by EarBucket on Sep 17, 2008 - 12 answers

Short translation

Can someone translate the Asian (I presume) symbol and text on this baseball hat? Pic1 Pic2
posted by exogenous on Sep 14, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me find more great Chinese music!

I love mp3 blogs (like Motel de Moka and Chromewaves). I also like listening to Chinese music, but find it hard to find new, good songs. Are there any mp3 blogs for Chinese music? [more inside]
posted by jasminerain on Sep 10, 2008 - 3 answers

Chinese cooking blog?

Any recommendations for a cooking blog with an emphasis on Chinese recipes? [more inside]
posted by pravit on Sep 7, 2008 - 5 answers

Article on Chinese youth

I'm looking for a radio program or new article I heard/read in the past month about growing up in China and all of the pressures Chinese youth face to be successful in school and life. [more inside]
posted by anonymous78 on Aug 25, 2008 - 4 answers

Koi carps in Chinese restaurants

Ever notice the fish tanks with koi carp near the entrance in many Chinese restaurants? A friend told me that they are actually there to indicate (perhaps through the number or type of fish?) whether the restaurant owner has paid up to the local Chinese mafia (triad). Is there any truth to this or is it just another urban legend?
posted by sour cream on Aug 25, 2008 - 21 answers

Please help me identify this diagram.

Please help me identify this diagram. It is a Chinese or Taoist diagram for change. [more inside]
posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee on Aug 21, 2008 - 5 answers


What are some good Chinese youth/pop culture blogs? [more inside]
posted by god particle on Aug 19, 2008 - 7 answers

How Do I Get Windows To Display Chinese Characters?

How do I do Windows in Chinese? I don't have the original Windows XP discs, and when I try to install the Chinese characters add-on from MSFT -- the laptop says I need the original XP discs.. do I really need them? [more inside]
posted by mhh5 on Aug 6, 2008 - 8 answers

Where to Learn Mandarin in Los Angeles?

I'm looking for a reputable and effective Chinese Mandarin school / teacher / tutor in the Los Angeles area. [more inside]
posted by jabberjaw on Aug 4, 2008 - 1 answer

English listing of artists from promotional video of Chinese 2008 Olympics?

Is there an English listing of all of the artists found in the China 2008 Olympics promotional video/theme? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Jul 14, 2008 - 4 answers

explain this email to me please

what is this email? [more inside]
posted by mizrachi on Jul 12, 2008 - 11 answers

Why are American Chinese takeout restaurants so similar?

Wherever you go in the United States, Chinese restaurants are suspiciously similar. What's the deal? [more inside]
posted by greenie2600 on Jul 11, 2008 - 35 answers

What do my cufflinks say?

What do my cufflinks say? I believe it's Chinese. A friend got them for me in Hong Kong, wrote down what they meant, and then lost the slip of paper.
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Jun 26, 2008 - 2 answers

Why Ambasador, with these Prawn Balls you are really spoiling us...

How do I cook genuine 'posh' Chinese food? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Jun 17, 2008 - 17 answers

How can I read Windows in English on a Chinese computer?

I'm on a Chinese-language computer and want to use Windows XP and Windows Vista in English. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by catburger on Jun 12, 2008 - 1 answer

Chinese jungle encephalitis ... or something like it.

My girlfriend's parents have been told that they may develop 森林脑炎 -- a Chinese disease which seems to be similar to Lyme disease. Can you help me find out what this is called in English, so I can find out how serious a condition this is? [more inside]
posted by TheyCallItPeace on Jun 11, 2008 - 10 answers

Where Can I Get Disney Movies in Chinese?

Where can I get Disney movies dubbed in Mandarin? [more inside]
posted by rubberkey on Jun 6, 2008 - 6 answers

Is this a Chinese scam?

Chinese language filter: is this site legit? And, if this is a scam, what kind of scam is it? [more inside]
posted by bru on May 28, 2008 - 3 answers

Translation of chinese math related words?

Help a chinese student: I am teaching elementary statistic to a young chinese , but I have an hard time explaining him words such as : average, mean, median, mode, quotient, ratio, standard deviation etc. I am looking for a list of math/science words english<>chine, a mini vocabulary (doc/pdf/whatever) as I don't trust online translation programs too much.
posted by elpapacito on May 9, 2008 - 3 answers

Microsoft Vista Business in Japanese/Chinese

Where can I buy the Japanese version and a Chinese version of Microsoft Vista Business online for use in the United States? Media and license. [more inside]
posted by schnee on May 1, 2008 - 4 answers

Smiling when something bad happens

In the Art of Fiction interview in the current Paris Review, Kazuo Ishiguro says of his father: "He had a Chinese characteristic, which was that he smiled when something bad happened." Is that really considered a Chinese characteristic? Are there other cultures it's commonly associated with?
posted by Cucurbit on Apr 29, 2008 - 14 answers

Is it worth it to attempt to learn Chinese?

What are your experiences in taking Chinese as a language in college? How difficult is it really and did you learn enough for it to be useful? [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on Apr 25, 2008 - 19 answers

Help understanding Chinese typography

Help me create easily readable Chinese typography [more inside]
posted by mule on Apr 22, 2008 - 3 answers

targetting Chinese buyers

Websites that have a lot of traffic from Chinese people where I can post an ad? [more inside]
posted by Penelope on Apr 17, 2008 - 5 answers

How do you deal with Chinese characters that can't be represented in 16 bits?

How are people dealing with >16 bit Unicode code points? Specifically, in languages like Java, C# and C++, which assume 16 bit characters (I believe), how are you supporting GB 18030? I would suspect that the various languages' methods like substring(), charAt(), operator[], etc can't be safely used in China. If your wstring, say, contains a Chinese string, then .size() doesn't tell you how many characters are in it, right? On a related note, what interesting Chinese characters require more than >16 bits? I'm thinking about making a short presentation for my co-workers on this subject and I'd like to have some interesting examples. (Oh, and I'm going to run any examples by my Chinese colleagues first, so don't bother trying to make me say "penis" or something in front of my co-workers :-))
posted by bonecrusher on Apr 4, 2008 - 6 answers

CJK Word translation macro

I need a Word macro that will go through a folder, run word/character counts on each file in the folder, and deliver a total count of Chinese/Japanese/Korean characters, ignoring all English. This seems like it shouldn't be hard to script, but insufficient leetness on my part (and the fact that I've never written a macro before) means I'm more or less clueless here. What am I missing?
posted by bokane on Mar 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Why does Chinese printing of Latin characters always use the same font?

Why does Chinese writing, when including a few English words, always seem to use the same font? [more inside]
posted by tomwheeler on Mar 27, 2008 - 10 answers

What's my best language strategy for a quarter in Shanghai?

Which Chinese dialect should I learn to best survive in Shanghai, and how? Difficulty: I have 6 weeks. [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Mar 23, 2008 - 10 answers

Please read calligraphy of Mao Ze Dong.

Can you please read this calligraphy of Mao ZeDong (in white) and translate it and/or give me the pinyin. [more inside]
posted by sydney54 on Mar 20, 2008 - 3 answers

Things for Chinese visitors to do while in one of the Flyover States?

It's kind of the opposite of questions that have been asked in the past: What activities can you recommend for an American host to arrange for some Chinese Visitors? [more inside]
posted by ArgentCorvid on Mar 19, 2008 - 18 answers

How do I compare progress in different Chinese degrees?

How much Chinese should I be able to study in a Chinese degree? [more inside]
posted by Tnuocca on Mar 12, 2008 - 1 answer

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