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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.


Jan
12
comment How are new words added to the Chinese language?
But many (not claiming all of them) of the new words in Chinese for technology, such as the internet, originate in English. Who decides what the right word for these is in Chinese?
Jan
12
comment Special meanings applied to numbers 0 - 10
@Kjuly - Just found this on Youtube ;) Thanks!
Jan
12
answered Are there any online etymological dictionaries of Mandarin (not for characters but for spoken words)
Jan
12
comment Neverending 你好 exchange, is it normal?
@TerryLiYifeng - Thanks for the kind comment!
Jan
12
answered Neverending 你好 exchange, is it normal?
Jan
12
comment How does Wikipedia's simplified to traditional converter work?
@magnetar - Can you confirm if you want a technical or non-technical answer to your question? Are you looking for someone to explain how this can be done in code or just a general explanation to how it is done?
Jan
12
revised Is 在瞬间 something like 'at some point'?
added 15 characters in body
Jan
11
accepted Difference between 对 and 双
Jan
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on vocabulary tag wiki excerpt
Jan
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on traditional-vs-simplified tag wiki excerpt
Jan
11
answered Is there a nuance 今天早晨 conveys that 今天早上 does not?
Jan
11
answered What good resources are available to assist first time travellers to learn basic Chinese?
Jan
11
revised What good resources are available to assist first time travellers to learn basic Chinese?
edited title
Jan
11
answered What studios produce dubbed TV shows?
Jan
11
asked What are the uses of 什会 and from which area?
Jan
11
comment Searching for characters by parts
@Szabolcs - I see what you mean. I also noticed that, I think that tool is designed to give you the best 20 matches so some don't match all 3 characters, but do match 2. It's a closest match search (from what I can tell).
Jan
11
asked Special meanings applied to numbers 0 - 10
Jan
11
asked Correct terms for a roadside gutter and gutter on a roof
Jan
11
comment What is the meaning of 相声?
Hopefully one day this site will be good enough for him to come and answer here! ;)
Jan
11
comment Searching for characters by parts
@Szabolcs - Woops, I didn't realise his was the same. I'm not sure what you are saying is correct because the character you are sepcifiying (楼) contains both 米 and 木, so it shouldn't be an error to specify them both in the search. I also not sure what the official rules are but does 米 decompose to 木 or is that only with cangjie input? In regular Chinese 米 and 木 are separate radicals.