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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
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
Jan
15
asked What Chinese podcasts are available to improve my listening skills?
Jan
14
accepted What good resources are available to assist first time travellers to learn basic Chinese?
Jan
14
revised What good resources are available to assist first time travellers to learn basic Chinese?
edited title to make it read better
Jan
13
accepted Which website/service can give good example sentences in Chinese?
Jan
12
comment Special meanings applied to numbers 0 - 10
@Gapton - I don't think the question is only around traditional meanings, just any meanings that can be associated with numbers, so hopefully my answer is valid :-)
Jan
12
comment How are new words added to the Chinese language?
@xiaohouzi79 Sure, go ahead - I'd be interested to hear more different examples as well.
Jan
12
comment Correct terms for a roadside gutter and gutter on a roof
I've heard Chinese people use 屋檐 before, and just checked with several native speakers who said the same thing, so I'm pretty certain it's one option, although possibly not in use all over China.