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Welcome! Please examine Wiktionary:About Chinese. You may find this helpful in understanding our conventions. One important note: Chinese in English means many different languages, so we try always to be specific (Mandarin, Cantonese, Min Nan, etc.). Please try always to name the particular language for clarity. Thank you for your contributions to Wiktionary. --EncycloPetey 04:14, 12 May 2008 (UTC)


What are you thinking? Robert Ullmann 23:51, 16 August 2008 (UTC)



I have replied in my talk page. Anatoli 05:16, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

msg igot[edit]

"hi Sven, long time no chat. We'll have to catch up soon when I'm not so snowed under with work. :( Just to let you know, the "standard" formatting for Eng->Chi entries nowadays is:

Please don't put them under "Mandarin"; it makes it harder to find, as most people look under Chinese when looking for translations. Cheers! Tooironic 22:18, 19 August 2009 (UTC)

  • inotisdn'agre,BUTedit-auto nodo,nmyhands notake the c/p ea time..:/"
ta4ur entrys!!--史凡>voice-MSN/skypeme!RSI>typin=hard! 03:28, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

formatting issues[edit]

Hi Dingar, I just saw your editing at herbalism. Please start using the correct formatting. You can check out How to Add a Chinese Translation for more information. You can also leave a message on my talk page anytime. Cheers. Tooironic 06:16, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

the early bird gets the worm[edit]

Hi, please don't forget to add pinyin to your Mandarin translations. If you get stuck you can always use Google Translate. Cheers. ---> Tooironic 09:44, 4 June 2010 (UTC)


Please adhere to proper formatting when creating Mandarin entries. See How to Create a Basic Chinese Entry for more information. Cheers. ---> Tooironic 08:28, 13 August 2010 (UTC)


Good work, but you forgot the rs= field. ---> Tooironic 11:42, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

zh translations[edit]


Please use this method for translations: How to Add a Chinese Translation. {{zh-tsp}} and {{zh-ts}} are used for other purposes. --Anatoli 00:51, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Please use "zh" code for both traditional and simplified. If the differ, the traditional precedes the simplified and only the simplified has the pinyin transliteration. --Anatoli 00:53, 28 October 2010 (UTC)
Yes, please abide by the correct formatting, e.g. at all's fair in love and war and others. Note the changes I have made. ---> Tooironic 06:57, 26 July 2011 (UTC)
Oh my God, I've just realised how many edits you've made with the wrong formatting. Could you please clean them up? Thank you. ---> Tooironic 06:59, 26 July 2011 (UTC)
And one more thing, we don't include 的s in translation links, since they are not actually part of any word. In cases like hypercorrect, each word should be individually linked - check out my changes and in the future please do all multi-word translations in that way. Another example is the translation at hatemonger. Cheers. ---> Tooironic 07:04, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

please note the correct order of symbols for Chinese translations[edit]

Hi, Please note the correct order of symbols for Chinese translations

* Chinese:
*: Mandarin:

It's *: Mandarin:, not * :* Mandarin:

--Anatoli 07:44, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

saccade etc.[edit]

When you do translation sections, please do not simply copy the definitions. It's unnecessary to repeat the whole story - the glosses of translation tables are clearer if they just contain the essential information that separates a sense from the other senses. Also, the translation section headers should not contain wikilinks ([[...]]). --Hekaheka 08:02, 4 August 2011 (UTC)


Aiya, Wiktionary only translates English terms! ---> Tooironic 01:29, 6 August 2011 (UTC)

Your recent Mandarin entries[edit]

Please refer to this excellent guide by Tooironic on how to create a Mandarin Chinese entry: User:Jamesjiao/How to Create a Mandarin entry. I've deleted your entries for the time being. JamesjiaoTC 23:16, 19 September 2011 (UTC)

Mandarin translations[edit]


Could you use BOTH traditional and simplified (in this order), please? Also, we now use "cmn", not "zh" code (You may need a hard refresh if your translation doesn't link to zh:wiki). --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 06:57, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

It would be greatly appreciated if you added toned pinyin as well (only if it's correct!). There are tools to type in toned pinyin but is one good resource. --Anatoli (обсудить/вклад) 06:59, 10 September 2012 (UTC)
Sorry for another edit, please note my change on refute:
* Chinese:
*: Mandarin: {{t|cmn|反驳|sc=Hani}}
* Chinese:
*: Mandarin: {{t|cmn|反駁|sc=Hani}}, {{t|cmn|反驳|tr=fǎnbó|sc=Hani}}

Chinese, again[edit]

I notice you've been adding a lot of translations with the cmn language code. You may not be aware that our practice regarding Chinese has recently changed quite radically. See WT:AZH for more details. Chuck Entz (talk) 14:58, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

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