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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
5
revised Difference between 别 and 不
retag
Feb
2
revised How to translate “doesn't lift a finger” and “without lifting a finger”?
Clarify the English meaning, since one of the answers didn't know it.
Jan
27
revised How did 东西 come to mean “something” in the expression “吃东西”?
Add examples
Jan
27
revised How did 东西 come to mean “something” in the expression “吃东西”?
Add examples
Jan
24
revised What is the exact meaning of 吃豆腐, and where does the expression come from?
add origin story
Jan
22
revised When is the spelling and the pronunciation different?
Replace pizza with visa.
Jan
21
revised When is the spelling and the pronunciation different?
more pinyin tools
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
16
revised Using 的 at the end of a sentence
Make title more descriptive
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
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
14
revised How many characters do I need to learn?
Added link to reading practice
Dec
14
revised Techniques for learning and retaining characters
Added link to reading practice
Dec
14
revised Techniques for learning and retaining characters
Fleshed out the answer with more details
Dec
13
revised Reading handwriting
retag
Dec
13
revised Character and word frequencies
retag