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bio website code.google.com/p/donkirkby
location Vancouver, Canada
age 45
visits member for 2 years, 11 months
seen Nov 1 at 5:55

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.


Feb
8
reviewed Needs Improvement Poetic two-character words of the form: Verb + Natural Noun?
Feb
8
reviewed Excellent 回去回来 回来回去 来来回回 来来去去 Are they the same?
Feb
1
awarded  Informed
Jan
17
awarded  Constable
Dec
18
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What written language is more commonly used for video games in China?
Dec
14
awarded  Taxonomist
Dec
13
awarded  Yearling
Dec
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the Cantonese equivalent for 你怎么样?
Nov
15
asked Meaning of 一不小心
Nov
5
comment Academic explanation for rhyming fillers with irrelevant meaning in doggerel
Yes, @KangMing, a well-known example is blowing a raspberry. I recently learned the origin of that term is "raspberry tart", which rhymes with "fart".
Oct
29
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to Find Characters in a Dictionary?
Oct
29
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are there more special numerals like 廿?
Oct
26
reviewed Reviewed How to write 400,002,000 in Chinese properly?
Oct
26
comment How to write 400,002,000 in Chinese properly?
I was taught the way you describe, @daodaoxx, but the Wikipedia reference claims that usage of 二 and 两 varies between dialects and even individual speakers within a dialect or region.
Oct
18
reviewed Reviewed Idiomatic expressions for attitude (agreement or disagreement)
Oct
18
reviewed Close How to say “用斜杠包围逗号” in english?
Oct
18
reviewed Reviewed What does 就算这次做错也只是怕错过 mean?
Oct
18
comment What does 就算这次做错也只是怕错过 mean?
Welcome to the site. As the FAQ says, please show that you did some research before asking for a translation.
Oct
14
reviewed Reviewed Is there a Chinese WordNet?
Oct
14
comment Is there a Chinese WordNet?
I couldn't find anything visual on that site, @OlleLinge, but I wasn't able to read all the instructions. Was there a link to another page that I missed?