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bio website sydneygrowers.com
location Australia
age 94
visits member for 3 years
seen Oct 21 at 3:14

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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26
comment How to say “hope you'll have a great day”?
Great question btw.
Dec
26
answered How to say “hope you'll have a great day”?
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26
answered How do native speakers structure their essays?
Dec
23
comment Authoritative source for translators
I don't believe this to be true. To my knowledge there's even an official Chinese translators periodical / magazine where they discuss definitions. I no longer have access to the library where I previously saw these.
Dec
23
comment Use of Honorifics
@LarsAndren - 叔叔 doesn't mean "uncle" as in relative and 阿妹 is not for younger females. 阿妹 and 叔叔 is a polite term for someone a generation older than you. My son (5 y.o) refers our friends and also someone like a shopkeeper as 阿妹 and 叔叔. I also do this for people 15+ years older than me.
Dec
22
revised Use of Honorifics
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Dec
22
revised How to indicate plurality/singularity
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Dec
22
comment How to indicate plurality/singularity
@fefe - You are right, I'll change it now.
Dec
22
answered Use of Honorifics
Dec
22
comment What exact breed of animal is a 金丝熊?
These were spotted in 苏州的一个花鸟市场 so maybe a southern thing
Dec
22
accepted What exact breed of animal is a 金丝熊?
Dec
22
asked What exact breed of animal is a 金丝熊?
Dec
22
asked Different names for each of the fingers
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22
reviewed Approve verbs tag wiki excerpt
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reviewed Approve usage tag wiki excerpt
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reviewed Approve synonyms tag wiki excerpt
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22
reviewed Approve stroke-order tag wiki excerpt
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reviewed Approve stroke-order tag wiki
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reviewed Approve romanization tag wiki excerpt
Dec
22
comment How to indicate plurality/singularity
@TimParenti - I've updated my answer with a couple of examples of some or few