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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, Movies (Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Tarantino, etc.), Music, 3D Graphics, books and so on.

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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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comment What are the most difficult things to learn for a westerner?
Are you sure this is a fitting question for this site? It's a good one, no doubt, but any of those three is asking for personal opinions and is therefore subjective. Can you consider rephrasing it so it becomes a bit more "objective"? Such as, "what usually are the most difficult things to learn for a westerner?"... Just an example. :D
Dec
14
comment What is a good technique for remembering tones?
@StarCub Yes. I chose to ignore that in my studying because I can always do that by myself, since I "know" the rules, but seeing the actual tone of the single character comes in handy when you start studying hard characters and not basic ones likes these. :D But obviously, it's a customizable method, everybody can change the rules.
Dec
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suggested suggested edit on Classical Chinese Literature - What languages could be written with it? And why?
Dec
14
comment Various ways to say “nice to meet you”
So the one I knew is actually used as a "long time I didn't see you"? And the "renshi ni" one is used for first-times? Interesting...
Dec
14
answered What is a good technique for remembering tones?
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awarded  Scholar
Dec
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accepted The question about “很好”
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awarded  Quorum
Dec
13
comment Techniques for improving pronunciation
Yes, I'm aware of that, and although I didn't think of it honestly, when possible I prefer more reliable sources... :)
Dec
13
revised Classical Chinese Literature - What languages could be written with it? And why?
improved formatting
Dec
13
suggested suggested edit on Classical Chinese Literature - What languages could be written with it? And why?
Dec
13
comment What is the best way to teach a child Mandarin?
+1 for addressing the problem highlighted in your linked question. I was concerned about that and thinking about answering.
Dec
13
revised Are children's books a good starting place for beginners?
corrected title and some wording
Dec
13
comment Character Pronunciation Clues
Yes, @Petruza that's what I meant with my answer... It's more of a hint rather than a regular pattern or something similar.
Dec
13
awarded  Commentator
Dec
13
comment Sheep or goat? 一只羊跑过来
"Mountain sheep" ahah that's nice... :D
Dec
13
comment Character Pronunciation Clues
As xiaohouzi79 said, the tone is not "guessable", but at least the rest is understandable.
Dec
13
comment Input of Simplified Chinese on Windows
Eheheh, sorry, I know it doesn't apply to you but I felt it wouldn't harm to post it. I hope the first link can be helpful for you!
Dec
13
answered Character Pronunciation Clues
Dec
13
answered Where to practice speaking Chinese?