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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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accepted Authoritative source for translators
Jan
17
revised Can 窝 be used for grouping any zodiac animal?
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17
revised Chinese weather periods
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Jan
17
comment Chinese weather periods
@fefe :( Google - I will now edit
Jan
17
comment Can 窝 be used for grouping any zodiac animal?
Can I just confirm. You are saying that 一窝猪 exists as a set saying and you can't normally use 一窝 for other zodiac animals?
Jan
17
revised Can 窝 be used for grouping any zodiac animal?
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Jan
17
revised Chinese weather periods
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Jan
16
asked Chinese weather periods
Jan
16
revised How should one answer this question about 年?
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Jan
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asked Can 窝 be used for grouping any zodiac animal?
Jan
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is there a lot of value in learning to write Chinese characters?
Jan
16
comment Is the character 年 (or its etymology) related to the mythical beast in Chinese mythology?
@Huang - Yes, agreed. Just wanted to check if that was the same as the bottom character in the 甲骨文 you provided. Now I understand. Thanks!
Jan
16
comment Is the character 年 (or its etymology) related to the mythical beast in Chinese mythology?
Ahhh, I got it now.
Jan
16
comment Is the character 年 (or its etymology) related to the mythical beast in Chinese mythology?
Wiktionary sites 秊 as the oldest version of 年. Not sure if that is the same one in your answer. If it is the bottom half is 千. The meaning being grain harvested after an extended period of time.
Jan
16
comment Use of 龙 in the idiom 车水马龙
Very interesting: 车像流水, 马像游龙. I always assumed that 车水马龙 would be four different things, not two.
Jan
16
comment Is the character 年 (or its etymology) related to the mythical beast in Chinese mythology?
I don't quite get your question. Are you asking if 年 was named nián because the beast was called nián?
Jan
16
asked Use of 龙 in the idiom 车水马龙
Jan
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Better translation for 春节联欢晚会 than New Year's Gala
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asked Better translation for 春节联欢晚会 than New Year's Gala
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on 零售 - Why is the character for “zero” used in the Chinese word for retail?