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bio website code.google.com/p/donkirkby
location Vancouver, Canada
age 45
visits member for 2 years, 8 months
seen Aug 15 at 5:24

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.

To contact me, use Google+. You can also use e-mail.


Dec
24
answered What etymology dictionaries are available?
Dec
24
answered Where can I find a list of commonly mistaken characters?
Dec
21
awarded  Beta
Dec
19
awarded  Scholar
Dec
19
accepted General guidelines for learning stroke order
Dec
19
revised How do native Chinese greet each other on daily basis?
clarify "have you eaten"
Dec
19
revised How do native Chinese greet each other on daily basis?
typo
Dec
19
comment How did 葉 (leaf as in vegetation) become 叶 when it was simplified?
Thanks for all the background.
Dec
19
revised Why are 成语 (idioms) four characters long? Are there 成语 with more or less than four characters?
Attributed sources more clearly, and polished the English translation.
Dec
16
comment How do I decide whether to use 還是/还是 or 或者
I think the simple answer is the one StarCub gave. I think @Huang's point is that there are more complicated sentence structures where 或者 can appear in a question, but I think a beginner can safely ignore those possibilities.
Dec
16
awarded  Critic
Dec
15
answered How to practice reading for beginners?
Dec
15
answered Are children's books a good starting place for beginners?
Dec
15
answered General guidelines for learning stroke order
Dec
15
asked General guidelines for learning stroke order
Dec
14
comment How to Find Characters in a Dictionary?
In English, the fourth method is called the Four Corner method.
Dec
14
awarded  Self-Learner
Dec
14
comment Are there word games in Chinese?
Yes, that's the kind of thing I'm looking for.
Dec
14
comment Techniques for learning and retaining characters
I'm just paying it forward, @Ciaocibai. I couldn't have built any of my tools without the huge effort that other people put into projects like ZDT, CEDICT, and Tatoeba.
Dec
14
asked Are there word games in Chinese?