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Native Chinese raised and lived near and in Beijing for nearly thirty years. Currently a PhD student studying in Tsinghua University. Not a linguist, but research interest in related to linguists, so have basic knowledge of linguist. Can speak English and Japanese.


Nov
24
reviewed Approve For all I know
Nov
24
answered For all I know
Nov
23
comment How did 外国人 become 老外?
@halfelf This time, the wikipedia page should not be trusted as always. It made many linguist statements without any reference, and not consistent with my impression of the language (as a native speaker). IMO, the statement of Laowai can be literally translated to "always" "foreigner" is WRONG. And Laowai can be used to refer to foreigner other than caucasians, just as in Billy Chan's Answer.
Nov
19
comment How is the pinyin 'iu' pronounced?
@B.D I don't think the pronunciation given by google translate is very good. And the pronunciation given by google translate for the first character is "liu4" but not "liu1".
Nov
19
comment How is the pinyin 'iu' pronounced?
@B.D I know how "liu" is pronounced, but I'm not I can catch the exact pronunciation of "Few".
Nov
19
answered How is the pinyin 'iu' pronounced?
Nov
15
comment How to say incoming president (国家主席)?
@xiaohouzi79 Well, we all know that he would be. But officially, he is not even a candidate now. So no official Chinese media would refer him as the next president.
Nov
15
answered How to say incoming president (国家主席)?
Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Jul
5
comment How to ask someone to take a photo?
I think it is a verb ...
Jun
26
comment Learning how to use measure / count words properly
For the long fluorescent kind of light, "灯管" would be used instead of "灯泡"
Jun
21
reviewed Approve What is the function of 的多 in this sentence?
Jun
7
comment How extensible is the tonal quality rule?
Also, note for each tone of ma, there are multiple characters with the same reading but different meaning. The four "meanings"(should be characters, I think) are only examples, not the only characters having that reading.
May
29
reviewed Approve 六一 and short date format
May
29
answered 六一 and short date format
May
28
awarded  Scholar
May
28
accepted What is the difference between 试验 and 实验?
May
27
awarded  Student
May
26
comment What is the difference between 试验 and 实验?
@BertR I am a native. But one day I came cross this I had to reference a dictionary. So I think this would benefit the learners also.
May
25
asked What is the difference between 试验 and 实验?