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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
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 :-)
Jan
18
accepted How are new words added to the Chinese language?
Jan
18
accepted What is the exact meaning and etymology of 拜年?
Jan
18
accepted What Chinese podcasts are available to improve my listening skills?
Jan
18
comment What is the correct way to write 'niu bi', and how did it get its meaning in Chinese?
I have never head 'niu cha' before - what does that mean? How do you write it? Thanks for your answer
Jan
18
asked What is the correct way to write 'niu bi', and how did it get its meaning in Chinese?
Jan
17
comment What is the meaning of 当仁不让?
That's a great explanation! Thanks a bunch - very helpful! And love the real life example ;-)
Jan
17
accepted What is the meaning of 当仁不让?
Jan
17
comment What Android games give good reading practice?
I personally don't get the close votes on these types of questions - surely this is of value to people learning the language? Unfortunately I don't use Android so I can't make any suggestions, but I think it's a good question.
Jan
17
asked What is the meaning of 当仁不让?
Jan
16
comment Is there a Chinese equivalent song of 'auld lang syne'?
Thanks very much - I will check out the music you suggested. Cheers!
Jan
16
comment Is there a Chinese equivalent song of 'auld lang syne'?
It comes from Scottish originally - just a common song for singing around the new years holiday. I suggest you check out the Wikipedia page to give you some more information about it.
Jan
16
asked What is the exact meaning and etymology of 拜年?
Jan
16
asked Is there a traditional Chinese New Year greeting?
Jan
16
asked Is there a Chinese equivalent song of 'auld lang syne'?
Jan
16
revised What Chinese podcasts are available to improve my listening skills?
Explained what type of podcasts I'm looking for
Jan
16
answered Better translation for 春节联欢晚会 than New Year's Gala