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I'm a student majoring in Languages (branch: Linguistics), currently working as a freelance translator. I've recently discovered Dropbox and I'm going to use it for my needs! :)

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Languages List                       Languages with * = learning on my own

Mother Tongue: Italian, Sardinian;
Fluent: English, Spanish;
Less Fluent: French, German, Russian;
Learning: Japanese*, Chinese*, Swedish*, Greek*, Finnish*;
Willing to learn: Welsh, Korean, Dutch, Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi [to be continued]

Me gusta el Español.
J'aime le Français.
Deutsch gefällt mir.
Мне нравится Русский язык.
私は日本語が好きです。
我爱中文。
Jag älskar Svenska.


Apr
3
awarded  Favorite Question
Apr
1
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Pronouncing pinyin “c” in Shanxi dialect
Mar
29
comment how to say ”(尤为)难得“ in English?
Welcome to Chinese Language and Usage Beta! Usually we prefer longer and more elaborated answers on short answers. If you can improve your answer by adding detail, context, examples, and backing up with references, this would increase your answer's quality. Poor answers risk being down-voted and subsequently removed.
Mar
29
revised How to politely ask someone to please be quiet
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Mar
26
comment How can I skip characters I can't read when reading aloud?
I don't get it... :P
Mar
24
comment How would one say “my computer died”?
Nice answer. :)
Mar
24
revised How would one say “my computer died”?
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Mar
22
comment Proper translation of the word “confidence”
Welcome to Chinese Language and Usage Beta! Usually we prefer longer and more elaborated answers on short answers. If you can improve your answer by adding detail, context, examples, and backing up with references, this would increase your answer's quality. Poor answers risk being down-voted and subsequently removed.
Mar
18
revised Is it possible to use the verb particle 过 for future events?
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Mar
18
revised Is it possible to use the verb particle 过 for future events?
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Mar
12
awarded  Good Question
Mar
5
revised Cantonese jyutping Tone 4 question “throat should be vibrating”
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Mar
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the classical Chinese meaning of 或?
Mar
3
comment Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese
@shuangwhywhy I fixed the links and descriptions. Thanks for the help. :)
Mar
3
revised Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese
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Mar
3
revised Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese
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Mar
3
revised Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese
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revised Resources for learning Mandarin Chinese
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Mar
1
comment Where can I find Chinese IPA transcriptions?
@StumpyJoePete Well, if you say it's universal you're claiming that. But OK, if you're saying Pinyin works well for Chinese, I agree, it's a very valid tool that I have used and continue to use myself. But it can't really be compared to IPA. They are two different things: Pinyin is a romanization system for Chinese only, IPA represents sounds (phones) across languages.
Mar
1
comment Where can I find Chinese IPA transcriptions?
@StumpyJoePete Just because an IPA symbol happens to be similar to a language letter doesn't prove anything. The IPA [e] is [e], not the English e, not the Russian e, just [e]. So your comparison doesn't work here. IPA symbols do not change like letters change when pronounced. If a sound changes, the IPA symbol changes. Pinyin is universal in the same way Romaji is, which means it's not, because universal means "valid for any language" and my examples have shown that this is not true for Pinyin. This doesn't make it a less valid tool, of course, but it has nothing to do with universality.