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bio website lecterror.com
location Split, Croatia
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seen Jan 30 at 21:17

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
14
comment How do I say “damn!” or “bloody hell” in Chinese?
If I understood correctly, even though my dictionary says "to f*ck (vulgar)" for 靠, it's not actually a swear word but an exclamation?
Dec
14
comment How do I say “damn!” or “bloody hell” in Chinese?
I kind of like 哎呀, it seems quite universal, can be applied in any situation!
Dec
14
comment How do I say “damn!” or “bloody hell” in Chinese?
@Cocowalla: I assumed as much, but still..mayhap I've watched too many Fawlty Towers or Jeeves and Wooster episodes...and other "nice" shows... :)
Dec
14
awarded  Commentator
Dec
14
comment Why is it possible to replace 都 with 也 in 什么都没有?
@Flake: It is! I wonder why is this not in any dictionary I have!
Dec
14
comment How do I say “damn!” or “bloody hell” in Chinese?
I think I understand what you're saying, we have the same thing in Croatian. However, this is exactly the thing I wanted to avoid, I'd like to get a bit more euphemistic if possible. For example, I like using "blast!", "cor blimey!" and other, more "British" expressions so to speak.
Dec
14
comment How do I say “damn!” or “bloody hell” in Chinese?
Hm, are you sure about 操 being "damn" or "sh*t", my dictionary only says "to f*ck (vulgar)"? Doesn't seem like something I'd like to say when my program won't compile!
Dec
14
asked Why is it possible to replace 都 with 也 in 什么都没有?
Dec
14
comment How do I say “damn!” or “bloody hell” in Chinese?
You definitely may suggest! :) It's amazing how some of these expressions on ChinaSmack are exactly the same as those used in my country. I haven't seen this in any other language (English, German, Italian...)
Dec
14
asked How do I say “damn!” or “bloody hell” in Chinese?
Dec
14
comment How many characters do I need to learn?
Oh my! Seems like a great tool, thanks for sharing!
Dec
13
awarded  Organizer
Dec
13
revised “小王” 和 “老王” how to determine which to use?
edited tags
Dec
13
comment Where to practice speaking Chinese?
I'd like to know the answer to this..except all the way in Croatia! :(
Dec
13
comment Are there sentences where 跟 and 和 are interchangeable?
Almost the same in meaning, but not exactly the same? Is there some other difference except for the spoken/written difference?
Dec
13
comment What is 和 used for in this sentence?
"The whole meaning" is tricky for beginners like me! :) Related to my other question here, can 和 be replaced with 跟 in your example sentences?
Dec
13
comment What is 和 used for in this sentence?
Did you perhaps mean "Spring festival is similar to how Westerners celebrate Christmas, ..."? It is strange that I cannot find this meaning of 和 in any of my dictionaries!
Dec
13
comment How to differentiate between “On Top” and “Above”
Perhaps one of these is correct: 上边, 以上, or 上面. Let's see if someone will enlighten us! :)
Dec
13
asked What is 和 used for in this sentence?
Dec
13
awarded  Student