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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.


Sep
12
comment What's an appropriate conversational response to 这是什么?
That's irrelevant, explain why it's the most natural way, add detail and context. As is your answer is rather poor.
Sep
12
comment What's an appropriate conversational response to 这是什么?
Actually there is a need to say more, but in your answer. Can you improve it? Read How to answer to help you.
Sep
8
comment Authoritative source for 一 changing to 4th tone before 1st, 2nd or 3rd
I wouldn't really use Google as a source. :P
Sep
6
comment Difference between 是不是喝酒了? and 喝酒了没有?
@DonKirkby My Chinese level doesn't allow me to check directly, so I'll trust you on this. :)
Sep
6
comment Difference between 是不是喝酒了? and 喝酒了没有?
liuyang, can you add more detail and explanation? This answer is quite short.
Sep
3
comment Difference between 是不是喝酒了? and 喝酒了没有?
Are those pair of expressions the same? If not, I'd suggest a different question (it's allowed and actually it's better).
Aug
31
comment How were Chinese characters taught to Chinese children before the introduction of pinyin?
Apart from the factual wrong information you're giving, can you expand on your answer? For the record, Pinyin and IPA are not the same thing. The former is a romanization system (like Romaji for Japanese), while the latter is the International Phonetic Alphabet. One transliterates into Latin letters, the other one trascribes sounds.
Aug
25
comment What is a good technique for remembering tones?
@Cocowalla I added something for the colorblind. Sorry for the huge delay.
Aug
25
comment What effective methods exists for visual learners to get Chinese grammar?
You're asking about both grammar and characters... That's quite broad. I suggest you only ask about grammar, because there is already a question about characters. Also another related question.
Aug
24
comment Table-tennis table: 乒乓球桌, 乒乓球台 or 乒乓球案子?
Peng, would you mind adding more detail?
Aug
15
comment 国家 vs. 国, when can 国 be used alone?
@Claw It's up to you, of course. I don't want to force anyone, but you don't need to be a super-expert to be there. :D
Aug
15
comment 国家 vs. 国, when can 国 be used alone?
@Claw Why aren't you on here? :)
Aug
8
comment Techniques for learning and retaining characters
Thanks. Now it looks way better! :)
Aug
7
comment Tonal difference between 浪费 and 糟蹋
Considering the question is in English, can we add an english translation?
Aug
4
comment Is it easier to learn Chinese after learning Japanese or vice versa?
@Orion Do I really remind you of that character? lol :D Considering I like Tarantino movies a lot, that's not a bad association for me!
Jul
31
comment How useful are the kanji in reading Chinese?
Aerovistae, I closed your question because it looks like a duplicate of the question above your post. If you feel something is different, write a comment. If what you're going to write is too long, please consider writing a question on our Chinese Language Meta.
Jul
21
comment What is the Chinese equivalent of English idiom “As if!”?
Ginson, would you mind adding an explanation?
Jul
9
comment What does this character mean?
@OlleLinge If you have problems, either ping me in chat (@username) or post in our Chinese Language Meta site.
Jul
9
comment What does this character mean?
@OlleLinge If this helped you, make sure you accept the answer. (Note: if in the future you get better answers to this or other questions, you can change the accepted answer.)
Jul
9
comment What does this character mean?
+1 because I found the same results. Nciku doesn't list it and my chinese dictionaries don't list it either. Furthermore, one of these two dictionaries says "Japanese variant of 鹽|盐", so BertR is right, I think.