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bio website lecterror.com
location Split, Croatia
age 31
visits member for 2 years, 11 months
seen Oct 9 at 22:12

I'm learning Chinese as a hobby. I love the language and many aspects of Chinese culture. It is difficult, but also challenging! Since I'm in Croatia, there are very few books to learn from, and even less Chinese people to practise with. Internet is virtually all I have.

Due to all this (and lack of spare time to learn), I am an extreme beginner, even after messing about for over two years! :(

Feel free to contact me if you're bored to death and would like to chat with me on Skype once in a blue moon (and laugh at my 外国人普通话:)).

Please don't laugh at my stupid questions!


Sep
16
awarded  Informed
Sep
15
comment What's the difference between 江 and 河?
I know, I was just thinking out loud how nice it would be if I could do that... so jealous :)
Sep
14
accepted What's the difference between 江 and 河?
Sep
14
comment What's the difference between 江 and 河?
I only wish I was good enough to read that source properly... :)
Sep
13
asked What's the difference between 江 and 河?
Jul
29
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
8
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
7
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
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awarded  Nice Question
Dec
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Enthusiast
May
30
comment What is 被 doing in sentence “这种病在三十年前就被根除了”?
@StumpyJoePete: Normally, I'd agree with you, but I think it was the sentence structure which confused me. I simply haven't seen anything like that in my native language.. I'm sure I'll be thinking the same thing as you some day, but you gotta think of us noobs :)
May
29
comment What is 被 doing in sentence “这种病在三十年前就被根除了”?
@StumpyJoePete: I...really don't know how to answer that question. Why is anything confusing when you're learning? A double slit experiment is a simple case of showing wave-particle duality, so why is it so confusing?
Mar
7
accepted How do I practise grouping characters into words? At which stage of learning should one expect to be good at this?
Mar
4
comment How do I practise grouping characters into words? At which stage of learning should one expect to be good at this?
@MikeManilone: Good point. Everyone should pretend I never wrote that. >_>
Mar
2
comment How do I practise grouping characters into words? At which stage of learning should one expect to be good at this?
@MikeManilone: Thanks for clarifying!
Mar
1
comment How do I practise grouping characters into words? At which stage of learning should one expect to be good at this?
@MikeManilone: "find 量詞 out in a sentence first" - You mean actively scan a sentence for 量詞 before reading it? Is this even possible during normal-speed reading?
Mar
1
comment How do I practise grouping characters into words? At which stage of learning should one expect to be good at this?
I certainly hope that's true! If only Chinese had fewer words, this would be so much easier.. :)
Mar
1
revised Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese
added my first and favourite textbooks, appropriate for self-study