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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
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. :)
Dec
19
comment Why are 成语 (idioms) four characters long? Are there 成语 with more or less than four characters?
Don't worry! Note, though, that it's not talking about classic Chinese, but rather about classical elements... :)
Dec
19
comment Why are 成语 (idioms) four characters long? Are there 成语 with more or less than four characters?
I edited the part of the idioms. :)
Dec
18
comment How to translate/understand “还不” in “还不是因为爱”
@StarCub I don't think so, but I think translations on the side are better readable than translations under the original sentence. It's just a matter of "visual order". Of course people can rollback, though. :)
Dec
18
comment How to translate/understand “还不” in “还不是因为爱”
I kind of "heavily" edited your answer correcting wording and changing the formatting. I think I didn't change anything regarding the meaning, but just check it to be sure. :)
Dec
17
comment Answering yes/no questions
You pretty much answer my question but there is something I don't see... Which is: are there rules or guidelines or a rule of thumb to know WHEN I can use 是 too?
Dec
17
comment Sentence structure “I'm [doing something] because [reason]”?
I added the pinyin, but I'm not 100% sure it's correct. I used the dictionary so hopefully it is... :)
Dec
17
comment Answering yes/no questions
@Huang Languages have logic, otherwise they wouldn't be usable... :)
Dec
17
comment Answering yes/no questions
That sentence is "Your sister is coming tomorrow, isn't she?", right? :D +1 thank you, you just taught me a new thing in Chinese :D
Dec
17
comment Answering yes/no questions
@Huang And so why is it also possible to answer 是?
Dec
17
comment How do we know what characters correspond to Chinese names?
@YiJiang易江 That's very good to know!!! Thank you! You could post it as an answer as well. :)
Dec
16
comment How do we know what characters correspond to Chinese names?
Don't worry. I think you should edit your answer, sometimes they get down-voted when they don't answer the question. :)
Dec
16
comment How do we know what characters correspond to Chinese names?
I'm not asking how to locate a name in a speech, but rather how to translate a name written in pinyin, considering we don't know the character.
Dec
16
comment Why isn't 到 (dào) used in this sentence?
What's the difference between 某天我去北京 and 某天我到北京, then?
Dec
16
comment Determine radicals for simplifed characters that lost their traditional form completely
I edited your image because it was too big. This fits better. If you think the quality is too poor (it was before too for the small characters), you can make a simple table in some program like I structured it (more horizontal than vertical) and post it here as an image. :)
Dec
16
comment Determine radicals for simplifed characters that lost their traditional form completely
There's also traditional 話 and simplified 话. The radical changes.
Dec
16
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
15
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?