Talk:補習社

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Doesn't make sense[edit]

Why is this under the heading "Mandarin," but then has "(Cantonese)" in the definition line? Can this be fixed? 204.11.189.94 18:42, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

Formal written Cantonese is written Mandarin. Wyang (talk) 21:18, 21 February 2014 (UTC)
Seems like a very awkward way to present such information. Surely a Usage notes section would make more sense. Possibly a category if this is not the only Cantonese term which appears in formal written Cantonese which is Mandarin except for this and presumably some few other different words. — hippietrail (talk) 15:49, 22 February 2014 (UTC)
It doesn't seem awkward to me. It is just a consequence of requiring "Mandarin" or "Cantonese" rather than "Chinese" in the header name, since formal written anything is written Chinese (i.e. written Mandarin) really. Wyang (talk) 22:31, 23 February 2014 (UTC)

I was going to say the same thing. I found this on Wikipedia as a Cantonese / Hong Kong equivalent of the Mandarin term 补习班 / 補習班 (bǔ xí bān) that's used at least in Taiwan. These have entries in CEDICT and 補習社 does not. — hippietrail (talk) 21:12, 21 February 2014 (UTC)

This is a Cantonese-language term; the heading should not say "Mandarin" because this is not a Standard Mandarin-language (putonghua) term. 204.11.184.222 13:47, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

See Talk:老番 and Talk:節瓜. When we have ==Chinese== L2 headers, Cantonese terms will have ==Chinese== as well - as regionalisms, ==Mandarin== and ==Cantonese== headers will probably go away soon. Most Cantonese terms can be often or occasionally used by Mandarin speakers as well and can and should be "pinyinised". We should provide the Cantonese romanisation, though. In case of 補習社 it's "bou2 zaap6 se5". --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 23:41, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Like this:

User:Wyang/zh-pron

Wyang (talk) 23:48, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Wow, this is better.--Hahahaha哈 (talk) 06:13, 21 March 2014 (UTC)