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Again, welcome! — justin(r)leung (t...) | c=› } 06:23, 21 December 2017 (UTC)


Please be careful with your formatting. For making new Chinese character pages, you can copy the translingual info from Thai Wiktionary, and change Thai words into English (ข้ามภาษา ⇒ Translingual; อักษรจีน ⇒ Han character; อ้างอิง ⇒ References). For Chinese definitions, you can take a look at Guoxuedashi; it's best not to use the definitions right off the site, but you can use the definitions from the scanned dictionaries. — justin(r)leung (t...) | c=› } 23:01, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

Chinese entries[edit]

Hi, please check out {{zh-n}} for the entry layout for Chinese entries. It also (usually) generates Pinyin automatically. —AryamanA (मुझसे बात करेंयोगदान) 12:38, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Thanks --Geographyinitiative (talk) 12:40, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Copy-pasting content from wiki to wiki[edit]

This is not an acceptable way to create entries, and it is why you are making mistakes. Please stop doing this. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 20:52, 11 March 2018 (UTC)


You might be interested in Talk:Cookie. —Suzukaze-c 05:18, 13 April 2018 (UTC)

水杉 and other recent entries[edit]

You haven't listened to anything you've been told about formatting, or even made much of an effort to try. This is unacceptable. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 02:08, 16 April 2018 (UTC

My ability to make a successful edit is limited when using mobile. I made the most basic edit possible. There is no error on the page. Geographyinitiative (talk) 02:24, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
That's not good enough. If you can't make a successful edit on a mobile device, don't do it (I only edit on a computer myself). —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 02:30, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
What error is there on the page? It’s a very informative stub. Geographyinitiative (talk) 02:34, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
It's formatting:
  • The noun header must be level 3 (===Noun===).
  • There must be a header template under the part of speech header ({{zh-noun}} in this case).
  • For Chinese entries, a {{zh-forms}} is always required.
  • For Chinese entries, a pronunciation template is almost always required.
All of this formatting can be achieved automatically with {{zh-new}}. — justin(r)leung (t...) | c=› } 03:01, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
I think I finally figured out what you are saying. I used zh-new on this page: 原種 Is this right? Is there a way to automatically add the simplified form??? Geographyinitiative (talk) 04:46, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
You can just use {{subst:zh-new}} to create the simplified form. — justin(r)leung (t...) | c=› } 05:03, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
Also, please add in the definition. — justin(r)leung (t...) | c=› } 05:04, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
Hey Μετάknowledge and Justinrleung: Is there a way to connect the Chinese language boxes on the wikipedia pages with wiktionary? For instance, if I wanted to connect the Chinese language sidebox on the w:Wuhan page directly to wiktionary's Wuhan and/or 武汉, is there any way to do that? Would that be a good idea if it were even possible? --Geographyinitiative (talk) 13:09, 16 April 2018 (UTC)
Like this? —Suzukaze-c 17:43, 16 April 2018 (UTC)


I'm using the Hanazono font. You can get it from here:


[1] is probably what you like.--Zcreator alt (talk) 21:15, 3 May 2018 (UTC)

Thanks! --Geographyinitiative (talk) 21:36, 3 May 2018 (UTC)


If you're going to be adding a lot of these, I would recommend making a template, similar to those in Category:Chinese reference templates ;) —Suzukaze-c 00:42, 7 May 2018 (UTC)

Please just use {{zh-ref}} and add them to Wiktionary:About Chinese/references. An excessively long list of references is distracting in a dictionary entry. Wyang (talk) 00:53, 7 May 2018 (UTC)
I suppose so, but it's at the end of the entry anyway. It's comparatively easier to ignore, unlike lists of synonyms or massive etymologies. There's also no other way to add a reference for a specific pronunciation. —Suzukaze-c 01:01, 7 May 2018 (UTC)
It can be added by a note: |..._note=Per {{zh-ref|...}}. Wyang (talk) 01:04, 7 May 2018 (UTC)
I will check this out fully before I add any more references. --Geographyinitiative (talk) 02:16, 7 May 2018 (UTC)


Hi there. Could you fix the pinyin on this page? We do not indicate erhuayin as the default reading for entries without 兒. It should look something like 好玩. ---> Tooironic (talk) 00:07, 20 May 2018 (UTC)

I see your point. I have made the changes so that the formatting parallels the way it is written on 好玩. Sorry for causing trouble! --Geographyinitiative (talk) 00:29, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
No worries. Cheers. ---> Tooironic (talk) 12:49, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
@Tooironic xiāngbalǎor Acceptable? --Geographyinitiative (talk) 14:04, 20 May 2018 (UTC)
Looks good to me. ---> Tooironic (talk) 02:12, 21 May 2018 (UTC)

Entries with no definitions (like 小奶狗)[edit]

Hi, if you don't know the definition of a word, it's probably better to request the word to be added at WT:Requested entries (Chinese) rather than creating an essentially empty entry. — justin(r)leung (t...) | c=› } 03:06, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Ok, I will use WT:Requested entries (Chinese) for words that I can't give a good definition for. --Geographyinitiative (talk) 04:17, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
@Justinrleung I tried to come up with a definition of Xiaonaigou based on my understanding. I feel like it could be way better than it is, but I don't really know exactly how to describe the concept. --Geographyinitiative (talk) 11:23, 22 May 2018 (UTC)


You can use {{delete}} instead of {{rfd}} when you create something in error. — justin(r)leung (t...) | c=› } 21:05, 16 June 2018 (UTC)


If this really is an administrative division, please add the relevant sense. Thank you. ---> Tooironic (talk) 23:58, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

Thank you for your question. 农场 is a administrative division name in the same sense that 開發區 is a type of administrative division: it is (probably) an abbreviation of a longer title. I can't be certain about the full name of the 农场 divisions at this time- it could be 农场管理区- but I do know that amongst the township-level divisions (乡镇街道) of a given area in China, there are sometimes included one or two 农场, 林場, 风景区, 原種場, etc. In my experience, these areas were counted separately on the 2010 Census, sometimes appear as separate entities on maps and seem to me to be legitimate township-level divisions. If you search for the simplified form of '农场' on English wikipedia, you will see a bunch of them. If you search for '农场管理区' on baidu baike, you will see some too. If you need more information or clearer evidence, let me know. I didn't add a new sense when I added 林場 and 原種場 as administrative divisions, so therefore I didn't add a new sense to 农场- but I am open to adding new senses. --Geographyinitiative (talk) 00:48, 17 June 2018 (UTC)