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What do these Chinese characters mean in English?


Is it something of a dialect?

In context, it's "這點倒挺符合人性的呢".

For learning: Chinese (Mandarin)
Base language: English
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    "That's kind of humanity."

    倒挺 is not a word itself.

    挺 is an adverb meaning "very, quite", like 挺不错 = quite good, 挺符合 quite fits/maches.

    倒 itself means "reverse, backwards", but here it means:
    1. the thing you are describing is kind of beyond your original exception, but not too much, which means it's still logical and makes sense for you.
    2. there are several characters of a thing that you are describing. its many characters are similar (all small, short, long, good, bad, nice looking, etc.) but several others are just the opposite.
    3. you use it to express approval.
    sometimes all the above 3 meanings are included in a sentence. for example, a man's girl friend are so unreasonable and he dislike her more everyday. but she has a very obvious virtue: being kind and caring to old people, especially to her and her boyfriend's parents. so his friend can say: 她这人很不讲理,但对老人倒挺好。= she's very unreasonable, but she's quite kind to old people (our parents).

    first, 倒挺 is NOT a word.
    挺 means "very" so 挺 = 很 or 非常
    for example, 挺好 = 很好 or 非常好
    中餐挺好吃 = 中餐很好吃 = 中餐非常好吃 = chinese food is very delicious

    倒 here means 倒是
    so for ur example, 這點 倒 挺符合人性的呢 = 這點 倒是 挺符合人性的呢

    倒是 is always put before verb
    when do we use this word?
    when u want to express "出乎意料" ----- in other words, something shocks u or surprises u.
    for example, in ur phrase "這點倒挺符合人性的呢"
    it means that u never find that "這點 是 符合人性的" before.
    u see at the end of the phrase it is 呢
    here 呢 is used to highlight the tone and the manner of speaking.
    so ...倒(是).....呢 means: wow I never find this before.(出乎我的意料)

    it's 这 点 倒 = this point relates to
    挺 符合 = very suitable

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