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I'm a language student and teacher who has quite a lot of opinions on how to learn languages more efficiently. Since I think there is a severe lack of people discussing how to learn (rather than just what to learn), I'm running a website called Hacking Chinese, welcome!


Apr
16
asked Adding tone marks to characters
Apr
3
answered What's the main difference between 为 and 是?
Mar
7
awarded  Yearling
Feb
11
comment When to use 家 vs 师 vs 员 vs 者
I'd like to add that 員 is usually used when the person is part of a group, such as staff at a company or a member of a sports team.
Nov
24
comment Difference between 特色, 特點, 特性, 特質, and 特徵
Could you please try explain what the different word imply, for instance in the case of 個人特X or 文化特X? Also, what do you think about my guesswork? You seem to agree that 特質 is about internal or abstract things. What do you think about the rest? Thanks. :)
Nov
24
asked Difference between 特色, 特點, 特性, 特質, and 特徵
Nov
21
comment Which dictionaries reveal the commonly mistaken usage of a word (i.e. how NOT to use a word)?
Looks interesting, going to see if I can lay my hands on this one locally. You don't happen to know any other, similar books?
Nov
19
comment Which dictionaries reveal the commonly mistaken usage of a word (i.e. how NOT to use a word)?
Wouldn't how to not use the word be dependent on the user's first language. I'm quite sure Swedish and Japanese students make different mistakes.
Nov
19
comment How is the pinyin 'iu' pronounced?
Okay, two other people managed to answer the same question during the time it took me to write the answer. Well spent time indeed. :)
Nov
19
answered How is the pinyin 'iu' pronounced?
Nov
13
comment Difference between 佈 and 布
This isn't correct, see my own answer below. The answer is that 布 can be used for both meanings, whereas 佈 can't be used for cloth-related meanings.
Nov
13
accepted Difference between 佈 and 布
Nov
13
answered Difference between 佈 and 布
Nov
8
accepted How to express “same shit, different names” in Mandarin?
Nov
8
comment Why one -> many mapping between IPA and Pinyin?
If you're asking from a learning or teaching perspective, you can check this article I wrote about this.
Nov
6
comment How to express “same shit, different names” in Mandarin?
Actually, I wanted to express that I didn't like DotA either, so perhaps your suggestion is better. I didn't state that very clearly in my question, though.
Nov
5
comment How to express “same shit, different names” in Mandarin?
And would the usage of this phrase be applicable to e.g. computer games or things which aren't related to the literal meaning of the characters?
Nov
5
asked How to express “same shit, different names” in Mandarin?
Nov
5
awarded  Critic
Nov
5
comment Placement of Pinyin in relation to characters
A very good answer indeed. I don't think there would be any difference at all. I didn't ask this question because I'm planning to write a textbook (not any time soon anyway), but because I realised that my intuitive answer was wrong. I simply wanted to figure out what was going on. Thank you very much for your detailed answer! Accepted!