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bio website sydneygrowers.com
location Australia
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Have been learning Chinese for about 10 years now. Although I get to practice every day with my wife and family, I am still only average.

Where I live is about 80% Chinese speakers so I have plenty of people to practice with and it's like living in China without actually being there.


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comment How many characters do Chinese pupils know at different ages?
I think this question is on topic because our site says it is about the Chinese language, but I am tempted to close it because it appears to be open ended. Why exactly do you need this information?
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revised Differences between 饭,菜, 食 and 餐
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comment Differences between 饭,菜, 食 and 餐
Great answer to a poor question
Mar
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comment Chengyu with two numbers
This doesn't actually answer the question, the asker already indicated that there were common pairs, they want to know why and what is the significance? Please feel free to edit your question and flag for a moderator to undelete once the necessary information has been provided.
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accepted How gender specific in writing is the character 他
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comment How to translate “给力” in English?
Your question doesn't explain clearly why you don't understand this phrase. There are already many sites which provide a thorough explanation of this phrase. We only accept translation requests on this site if you have a particular problem.
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answered Books or websites listing *polysyllabic* Mandarin terms with same pronunciation differing only by tones
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comment Is it 說 /说 / shuō or 講 / 讲 / jiǎng for “to speak a language”?
@hippietrail - We decided a while back to assist with new learners we would ensure that English is used in all questions and answers. If you think we should revisit this feel free to create a new discussion on the meta site.
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comment Books or websites listing *polysyllabic* Mandarin terms with same pronunciation differing only by tones
@hippietrail - I've reopened, sorry for the delay, I was unwell since Friday.
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comment Books or websites listing *polysyllabic* Mandarin terms with same pronunciation differing only by tones
Can I trouble you to update your question and specify why you need this. I want to avoid answers where people post random stuff, I would prefer people provide answers to your actual problem. Once you updated can you flag it for moderator attention.
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comment What is the difference between 很 + adjective and adjective + 得很
Example: 很懒 or 懒得很
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comment Difference between 想 and 要?
@Ming chinese.stackexchange.com/questions/5925/…