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user-inactivated  ·  1749 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The China My Father Knew is Gone

Yeah it's actually not incredibly descriptive from what I've heard based on living in China for 3 months and talking to a lot of native Mandarin speakers. They generally use simple words and are less likely to have flowery language for different occasions, which leads to them having difficulty distinguishing what English words are formal and informal. The example here is definitely embellished by the translator, as the left group of characters basically says "pure ice" and the right side is kind of like "intensely emotional date."