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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!


Dec
17
comment Sentence structure “I'm [doing something] because [reason]”?
Please do! Thanks!
Dec
17
comment Sentence structure “I'm [doing something] because [reason]”?
I'm a bit confused about the 还不是 part, how does it translate to English?
Dec
17
comment Sentence structure “I'm [doing something] because [reason]”?
@Flake: Great! Hmmm..it appears I've reached my daily voting limit..vote to be delivered..:)
Dec
17
accepted When do I use 着 to indicate action in progress?
Dec
17
accepted What is 和 used for in this sentence?
Dec
17
comment Sentence structure “I'm [doing something] because [reason]”?
@Flake: Great, please add an it as an alternative in the answers, it's more prominent and you'll get some upvotes ;) My grammar book says 之 is optional, is that correct?
Dec
17
comment Learning how to use measure / count words properly
Isn't it 一辆车 for cars?
Dec
17
awarded  Suffrage
Dec
17
comment Sentence structure “I'm [doing something] because [reason]”?
@YiJiang易江: It's difficult for me to understand, but I have a Croatian layout, with SCIM on Linux, they probably haven't covered that.. I've seen only SHIFT+6 there, for me that only gives an ampersand.
Dec
17
accepted Why do Chinese “extend” the last word when speaking?
Dec
17
comment How to practice reading for beginners?
+1, Tatoeba is a nice find!
Dec
17
comment How do native Chinese greet each other on daily basis?
Indeed it is: imdb.com/title/tt0111797 Very nice movie, good listening practice, clean speech. Of course, I only understood a few sentences of the entire movie :)
Dec
17
comment How do native Chinese greet each other on daily basis?
I've heard this when I watched 饮食男女!
Dec
17
comment How do native Chinese greet each other on daily basis?
Great, exactly what I was trying to get, a list of several commonly used greetings (because there is no way everyone is using the same thing!)
Dec
17
comment Determine radicals for simplifed characters that lost their traditional form completely
Can someone translate the comments below the characters on the image for us noobs?
Dec
17
comment How did 葉 (leaf as in vegetation) become 叶 when it was simplified?
+1, very detailed!
Dec
17
asked Sentence structure “I'm [doing something] because [reason]”?
Dec
17
comment Why isn't 到 (dào) used in this sentence?
@Alenanno: <beginner>The second version (某天我到北京) sounds to me like "I was in Beijing one unspecified day in the past" or maybe "I came to Beijing one day"?</beginner> Hopefully, someone will clarify..
Dec
17
comment What is the proper usage of 而已 in Chinese?
+1, nice explaining with the situation around the example sentence!
Dec
17
asked How do native Chinese greet each other on daily basis?