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I've been studying Chinese since 2006, but I've only made short visits to China, so my progress is slow. I've built some study software to help me learn. I also participate on tatoeba.org.

My other hobby is board game design.

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Jan
22
comment When is the spelling and the pronunciation different?
OK, I misunderstood what you were trying to show. Now that you've added more explanation, it makes sense.
Jan
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to express a date in Chinese (lunar) calendar?
Jan
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What does 触控 mean in this sentence?
Jan
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How euphemistic is 傢伙?
Jan
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How euphemistic is 傢伙?
Jan
21
comment How euphemistic is 傢伙?
You might want to move your first paragraph above the quote to make the preview more informative, even for Chinese speakers.
Jan
21
revised When is the spelling and the pronunciation different?
more pinyin tools
Jan
21
comment When is the spelling and the pronunciation different?
Personally, @Lars, I found pinyin much easier to use than zhuyin fuhao (bopo mofo). The minor changes in pronunciation took less effort for me to learn than a completely unknown set of symbols. For a learner who didn't already know the Roman alphabet, I could see zhuyin fuhao being easier.
Jan
21
answered When is the spelling and the pronunciation different?
Jan
21
comment When is the spelling and the pronunciation different?
I would replace your second English pronunciation "she" with "sure". It's not exact, but it's closer.
Jan
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Character and meaning for the 四川话 sentence-ending particle 'ga'?
Jan
20
answered Why is it written LIU in Pinyin, when there's clearly an O sound?
Jan
20
awarded  Organizer
Jan
20
revised What is the most common way to say 'indecisive' in Mandarin?
retag
Jan
19
revised What's the meaning of 缘分 in English?
answer bonus question
Jan
19
answered What's the meaning of 缘分 in English?
Jan
16
revised Using 的 at the end of a sentence
Make title more descriptive
Jan
15
comment Using 的 at the end of a sentence
Wow, a dialogue! Thanks for the great answer.
Jan
15
asked Using 的 at the end of a sentence
Jan
11
awarded  Nice Question