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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.


Jan
5
comment Why is stroke order important when writing Chinese characters?
@Ciaocibai Are you referring to what I said about "illiteracy"?
Jan
4
comment Meaning of 这么多好吃
@fefe I think that strong is preferred because while "b" always means "bold", "strong" means "something important", so in the CSS we can always change it to something else than bold, like underlined, another color, etc... Read this strong vs bold... :) "B" is not deprecated yet, it's still used a lot I guess, but many prefer "strong" for this reason.
Jan
4
comment Meaning of 这么多好吃
I slightly changed the formatting to make it clearer at first sight, hope you don't mind. If you do, feel free to rollback! Ah one thing: the tag <b></b> is getting deprecated if I remember well, so I changed it into <strong></strong> (it's the same). :)
Jan
3
comment Do you write every character?
1000 words are a lot... :D REALLY a lot... Even for westerner essays.
Jan
3
comment Are there poems in Chinese that rhyme?
@LarsAndren Thank you! :) No problem!
Jan
3
comment Are there poems in Chinese that rhyme?
@fefe yeah, you're right! I corrected the scheme. The even lines get the rhymes, so what you said about the rhythm makes sense to me. :)
Jan
3
comment Are there poems in Chinese that rhyme?
@fefe I edited my answer, I think this one is more correct, please see this new question "Different kinds of writing in Chinese" so we can clear this once and for all ahah :D
Jan
3
comment Are there poems in Chinese that rhyme?
@LarsAndren I edited my answer according to the comments, I didn't want to leave incorrect information even if we weren't all sure. Now I'm kind of sure of it, but I'd like to see other's commentary as well... Feel free to un-accept my answer of course. :) Anyway, I posted a new question about poems, "Different kinds of writing in Chinese".
Jan
2
comment Why does 有机 as in 有机食品 mean organic?
If you add the meaning of each character separately, the "weirdness" will probably be more evident. :D Just my opinion; nice question, anyway!
Jan
2
comment Do you write every character?
Hello Paul. Thanks for posting, but what are you asking exactly? You questions sounds like a survey to me. Such questions are not allowed in any Stack Exchange, therefore I'd ask you to edit it. Check the section What kind of questions should I not ask here? If you remove the part about "our experiences", then I think your question asks about retaining characters. In such a case, your question is a dupe of this one: "Techniques for learning and retaining characters"
Jan
2
comment Are there poems in Chinese that rhyme?
For the time being I'd like to leave it and see what others think. But this made me wonder whether poem is not a univocal noun across the world...
Jan
2
comment Are there poems in Chinese that rhyme?
I can't read Chinese, so I can't read that article. You state you are Chinese, so I need to give you some credit, but then let's distinguish between a poem and a classic text like those I linked. These ones have metrics, which is what distinguishes between prose and poetry, and rhymes. You can't find rhymes in a text written in prose, only in poetry, because they are easily individuable thanks to metrics. How do you distinguish these from poems then?
Dec
31
comment Expressing the location: 哪里 or 哪儿?
@Huang By the way, I didn't see your request to format, I did it by myself.
Dec
31
comment Expressing the location: 哪里 or 哪儿?
@Huang Happy New Year!
Dec
31
comment Expressing the location: 哪里 or 哪儿?
@Huang You're welcome! What kind of tutorial? There's this: chinese.stackexchange.com/editing-help ... If you need further help, I'm in the chat.
Dec
31
comment Expressing the location: 哪里 or 哪儿?
I see, fairly clear, thanks... Two thing: (1) in my question you corrected "nă li" to "nă lĭ": doesn't the second character lose its tone in this case? (2) here "哪里 can mean something els;perhaps you know", you are saying that 哪里 means "perhaps you know"?
Dec
29
comment How are the terms for “male/female” and “man/woman” divided exactly?
@NullUserException If the etymology is lost, then yes. But if you know the etymology (so the reasons to be searched in its development and history in usage), then it's answerable.
Dec
29
comment How are the terms for “male/female” and “man/woman” divided exactly?
@NullUserException They can ask that in the Italian SE when it enters Beta eheheh :D Of course my "why" is a referment to possible etymology information and not to be taken as "Why are you doing that?"
Dec
28
comment Where can I find sorted word lists used by native students?
If you could provide some of these results, it would be nice. Not all of us can google in Chinese. :P
Dec
28
comment How do we wish someone to get better?
I took the liberty of changing some of the formatting. :) I think your answer does it all, and I don't see others adding more info, so I'll accept yours. :)