"This dictionary app is good."


January 12, 2018

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No one says "应用" ever. Maybe replace it with "A.P.P."?


Or 應用程式? Although, yes, the Chinese word is only there for when you want the Chinese of APP, not in actual conversation


I've heard many Chinese people say 软件 for app, never 应用

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    As both 词典 and "app" are used here, is 个 the best measure word, or is it just being used as a generic default?


    I was wondering the same thing. Can we say 这本?


    I think it is best to use 个 because the actual noun here is 应用. If we were just talking about dictionaries in general I would use 本 (the measure word for books). I am not a native speaker, though.


    I think it goes with whatever the last thing is (in this case 应用), similar to if you have a long German word of nouns attached to each other, the article you use matches the gender of the last noun.

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