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bio website intuitionhq.com
location Wellington, New Zealand
age 30
visits member for 2 years, 4 months
seen Feb 21 '13 at 8:24

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
11
asked What good resources are available to assist first time travellers to learn basic Chinese?
Jan
11
comment Special meanings applied to numbers 0 - 10
Interesting, I hadn't heard that one before. Thanks for letting me know :-)
Jan
11
revised Correct terms for a roadside gutter and gutter on a roof
edited for clarity
Jan
11
answered Correct terms for a roadside gutter and gutter on a roof
Jan
11
answered Special meanings applied to numbers 0 - 10
Jan
11
asked How are new words added to the Chinese language?
Jan
11
awarded  Enthusiast
Jan
10
comment Difference between 对 and 双
That's a super helpful answer - I was always curious behind the reasoning, and that makes a lot of sense. Thanks!
Jan
8
answered Why are sites like youku and baidu so slow overseas?
Jan
5
accepted How can I improve the speed of my spoken Chinese?
Jan
5
accepted Why is stroke order important when writing Chinese characters?
Jan
5
comment Why is stroke order important when writing Chinese characters?
Interesting - thanks for sharing that. Not sure I agree, but it's nice to have some more insight!
Jan
5
comment Why is stroke order important when writing Chinese characters?
Exactly - I just don't see the correlation, that's all.
Jan
5
comment Why is stroke order important when writing Chinese characters?
Hey, would you be able to reference your first point there? I can understand that for cursive writing stroke order could influence the shape, but if you are writing 一笔一划, I can't see why it would make a difference, and surely if you can write the characters, it doesn't matter what the order is?
Jan
4
asked Why is stroke order important when writing Chinese characters?
Jan
4
answered Useful sites/services/resources/tools for learning Chinese
Jan
4
revised Useful sites/services/resources/tools for learning Chinese
updated title to include tools
Jan
4
awarded  Self-Learner
Jan
4
awarded  Suffrage
Jan
4
comment How can I improve the speed of my spoken Chinese?
@Huang - I quite like that song though, and I can do a few other fast-ish ones by him - 稻香 and 爸,我回来了。