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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.


Dec
24
comment Where can I find a downloadable database of English to Chinese words?
This dictionary is only available for iOS devices (iPad, iPod, etc.) but not computers.
Dec
24
comment What readers are available at the 1,000 word level?
I'm not sure it's a duplicate, but see also Good reading resources for upper intermediate level?.
Dec
23
comment How do we wish someone to get better?
First of all, thank you. :) Secondly, when you add new expressions, can you add the pinyin to your answer as well? Thanks in advance!
Dec
23
comment Where can I find audio recordings of every word?
Nice update by the way... I can't understand the site since it's in Chinese, but can you look if there's a mention whether the audios are downloadable or not? Thanks.
Dec
23
comment Where can I find audio recordings of every word?
I tried searching for "你好吗", but it gives only the three readings in sequence, not one recording of the sentence... Or did I miss the feature?
Dec
23
comment Asking “what's the pinyin/character for X?”
谢谢你! Your answer was very good.
Dec
23
comment Asking “what's the pinyin/character for X?”
Brilliant! +1 and accepted. I have a small request: instead of writing "or", can you write the two sentences/questions completely? It would be clearer.
Dec
23
comment Asking “what's the pinyin/character for X?”
Thanks everybody. Huang, I have 2 questions: are the parts between ( ) optional? And when I ask such questions, will they answer me by spelling the pinyin, for example?
Dec
22
comment “Actually” as a sentence-starter of speech filler
I corrected the examples but they need to be peer-reviewed first. I wrote a _ (underscore) where I didn't know the pinyin. Who knows it, feel free to add it and correct possible mistakes! :)
Dec
22
comment “Actually” as a sentence-starter of speech filler
@NullUserException Actually, not always. ... :P ahah sorry, I couldn't help it.
Dec
21
comment Do 衣服 and 衣饰 carry different connotations or are they synonyms?
My nick is Alenanno, just one "na" by the way. :D And thank you again!
Dec
21
comment Do 衣服 and 衣饰 carry different connotations or are they synonyms?
Is this about Mandarin or Taiwanese or Cantonese? Can you re-tag accordingly? Thank you!
Dec
21
comment Answering yes/no questions
I don't think more answers are coming, and you helped me! Thank you! :)
Dec
21
comment How do we know what characters correspond to Chinese names?
Thank you for the insight about the 译音. It's very good to know. I guess there's no way to know but to ask or guess. :)
Dec
21
comment How do we choose the correct characters for a westerner name?
Thank you Huang. :)
Dec
21
comment Asking “what's the pinyin/character for X?”
@brc寇百强 I was thinking about that today, I'm going to check them. :)
Dec
21
comment How do we know what characters correspond to Chinese names?
In real life it happens in spoken Chinese or, as in my case, where a grammar exercise just gives you the pinyin.
Dec
21
comment Asking “what's the pinyin/character for X?”
@Huang What does that mean? :D
Dec
21
comment Why do I see 我 for I, but is pronounced WAH
By the way, on the same note, I noticed that in an audio file I have 好 (hăo) is pronounced "hău", but I guess it's just a matter of that pronunciation, maybe very exaggerated.
Dec
19
comment Why do I see 我 for I, but is pronounced WAH
Who corrects you? Or where do you hear 我 being pronounced as "wah"? Can you add more context and details? Thank you. :)