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bio website lecterror.com
location Split, Croatia
age 31
visits member for 2 years, 8 months
seen Jul 30 at 12:21

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!


Feb
27
asked How do I practise grouping characters into words? At which stage of learning should one expect to be good at this?
Feb
7
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
13
awarded  Yearling
Sep
8
comment Is this sentence ambiguous out of context?
@Huang: Useful answer, thanks!
Sep
8
comment Is this sentence ambiguous out of context?
@StumpyJoePete: I did not, but it is an interesting question!
Sep
8
accepted Is this sentence ambiguous out of context?
Sep
1
comment Difference between 与,和 and 跟?
chinese.stackexchange.com/q/378/25 Related?
Sep
1
asked Is this sentence ambiguous out of context?
Aug
28
comment What is 人 doing in 你现在人在哪里?
Helpful info, thanks!
Aug
28
comment What is 人 doing in 你现在人在哪里?
Also, is it necessary to separate the two 在s? Or is it just something which makes you sound more natural or "more native"?
Aug
28
comment What is 人 doing in 你现在人在哪里?
Oh, so "你现在在哪里?" can be used to mean "where are you [intellectually]"? Is it in the sense of "what are you thinking about right now" or "what do you think now [about that issue we talked about earlier]"? I'm guessing the latter..?
Aug
26
accepted What is 人 doing in 你现在人在哪里?
Aug
26
comment What is 人 doing in 你现在人在哪里?
That makes it much clearer, thanks!
Aug
26
comment What is 人 doing in 你现在人在哪里?
This may be a stupid question, but how are the answers to those questions different? Aren't they both asking about physical location?
Aug
26
asked What is 人 doing in 你现在人在哪里?
Aug
14
comment What is 被 doing in sentence “这种病在三十年前就被根除了”?
@JamesJiao / NS.X: Thanks for this, the English examples are quite helpful, I think I understand the general theme here. Grammar is not my strong suit, I just kind of intuit my way through languages, so hopefully I'll get a chance to pracise this some day.
Aug
12
comment What is 被 doing in sentence “这种病在三十年前就被根除了”?
Well, that makes sense now. Is there a fixed number of Chinese verbs which can have this form with 被, or you can "convert" any verb that fits the sentence?
Aug
12
accepted What is 被 doing in sentence “这种病在三十年前就被根除了”?
Aug
12
comment What is 被 doing in sentence “这种病在三十年前就被根除了”?
That "active form with passive meaning" part doesn't sound confusing at all! :)
Aug
10
awarded  Taxonomist