Danny Dorfman (wildernesscat) wrote in linguaphiles,
Danny Dorfman
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Chinese tilde signs

Hi all! Lately I've been corresponding with people from China on a postcard exchange project, and I noticed that Chinese people use the tilde character (~) in all kinds of different contexts (here's an example). I'm having trouble understanding what it means exactly. It's not the same as a period, because periods are also used occasionally. Anyone cares to explain?
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