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I've spent three years living in China, and speak pretty reasonable Chinese (+ my girlfriend is a translator). I love Macs, travel, and the internet, and I'm always trying to get in shape. Anything else you'd like to know? Just ask.

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Jan
24
asked 了解 vs 明白 vs 知道 - what is the difference, and when should I use each one?
Jan
24
accepted What is the exact meaning of 吃豆腐, and where does the expression come from?
Jan
24
comment What is the exact meaning of 吃豆腐, and where does the expression come from?
That is an awesome story! It's really interesting learning the origins of expressions like this. Thanks :-)
Jan
24
revised What is the exact meaning of 吃豆腐, and where does the expression come from?
edited the title for clarity
Jan
24
accepted Is there a traditional Chinese New Year greeting?
Jan
24
accepted Is there a Chinese equivalent song of 'auld lang syne'?
Jan
24
accepted What is the correct way to write 'niu bi', and how did it get its meaning in Chinese?
Jan
24
asked What is the exact meaning of 吃豆腐, and where does the expression come from?
Jan
24
accepted What does 触控 mean in this sentence?
Jan
24
comment What is the most common way to say 'indecisive' in Mandarin?
I was after the first meaning - what is the difference between all of the words you listed? When should I use each different expression?
Jan
23
comment What's the difference between 星期X and 周X?
Just adding, 礼拜 seemed pretty common when I was living in Beijing as well.
Jan
20
comment Meanings behind “吹牛” and “拍马屁”
Interesting - I'd never thought about the meaning behind these expressions - thanks for the clear insight.
Jan
20
comment What is the most common way to say 'indecisive' in Mandarin?
The most common ones I have heard are 犹豫不决 and 磨, although I have heard several different answers before.
Jan
20
comment What does 触控 mean in this sentence?
Would you be able to give me an example sentence? Then I will accept this as the answer. Thanks!
Jan
20
asked What is the most common way to say 'indecisive' in Mandarin?
Jan
20
asked What does 触控 mean in this sentence?
Jan
19
comment Useful resources for learning Taiwanese?
That sounds really helpful - I'll go through and have a good look now. Much appreciated.
Jan
19
comment Which expression do native speakers actually use: Chinese New Year or Spring Festival (or other)?
Thanks! I just wanted to make sure it was clear :-)
Jan
18
revised Which expression do native speakers actually use: Chinese New Year or Spring Festival (or other)?
I altered the title so users browsing the main site (or on google) would be able to find and understand this question
Jan
18
comment What readers are available at the 1,000 word level?
@stevendaniels - that looks interesting - I've added my name to the list as well, so feel free to sign me up when it comes out :-)