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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.


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wiki created mandarin description
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wiki created mandarin excerpt
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comment Is this an exception in the use of 的?
@Georgeee Very kind! Thanks! I see... Well, for now I'm a student of Mandarin, but learning some Traditional on the way won't harm... :D
Dec
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comment Looking for Pinyin standards
I think it's the same phenomenon I described in the second part of my answer, where some characters lose their tones, and not just for a matter of transcription.
Dec
15
comment Looking for Pinyin standards
Can you provide some actual examples of such discrepancies you're referring to?
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answered Looking for Pinyin standards
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revised Why is 有 (yǒu) the only verb that requires 没 while other verbs can use 不?
edited title
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comment Why is 有 (yǒu) the only verb that requires 没 while other verbs can use 不?
Your post wasn't answering my question but you made a good point and I added a small part to include the topic covered by your answer.
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revised Why is 有 (yǒu) the only verb that requires 没 while other verbs can use 不?
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asked Why is 有 (yǒu) the only verb that requires 没 while other verbs can use 不?
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revised How do we choose the correct characters for a westerner name?
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comment How do we choose the correct characters for a westerner name?
It was probably bad phrased in that part, but see my title. I wasn't asking for that, I was asking for the (possible) rules to follow. :) Hopefully the edit clears it all now.
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comment How do we choose the correct characters for a westerner name?
I edited my question to make it clear that I'm not asking about my name, which was the same as before, but now it's clearer.
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revised How do we choose the correct characters for a westerner name?
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comment How do we choose the correct characters for a westerner name?
@Cocowalla First, I don't understand the downvote, which means this is a "bad" question. Off topic questions aren't necessarily "bad". But apart from that, it's not subjective. I wasn't asking to make my name in chinese, but if there are rules to make it or if we simply choose what we want. The answers can be two: "It's arbitrary" or "No, there are rules". How is that subjective?
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awarded  Cleanup
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revised How do we choose the correct characters for a westerner name?
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revised How do we choose the correct characters for a westerner name?
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asked How do we choose the correct characters for a westerner name?
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comment Is this an exception in the use of 的?
@Georgeee If possible can you write also the simplified version of the first examples you wrote? Don't delete the traditional though, I want to see them both so I can see the differences.