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bio website intuitionhq.com
location Wellington, New Zealand
age 30
visits member for 2 years, 7 months
seen Jul 16 at 7:05

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
3
revised Why does 有机 as in 有机食品 mean organic?
Just fixed a couple of typos
Jan
3
suggested suggested edit on Why does 有机 as in 有机食品 mean organic?
Jan
2
answered What is the most common word in use to describe 'DVD' and what is its measure word
Jan
2
accepted Tips for pronouncing X vs SH in Mandarin?
Jan
2
comment Tips for pronouncing X vs SH in Mandarin?
Thanks for that, that's quite useful.
Jan
2
comment Which website/service can give good example sentences in Chinese?
Thanks for those - off to have a play now!
Jan
2
answered Which website/service can give good example sentences in Chinese?
Jan
2
asked Why does 有机 as in 有机食品 mean organic?
Jan
2
asked Which website/service can give good example sentences in Chinese?
Dec
30
comment How to translate “你给我滚” properly
To whoever downvoted, if you could leave a comment why, that would be great :-)
Dec
25
comment What board games would facilitate speaking practice?
Thanks for telling me the English name. When I first started playing, I wasn't very fluent. It was really great practice, as well as a great way to meet people. I had a little notebook where I wrote lots of relevant terms as well - suspicious, murderer and so on, and using them all the time was a great way to learn. Only issue was I was living in Wuhan at the time, and many of the people there speak with very thick accents! Still fun though.
Dec
25
comment Selecting resources to improve reading for upper-intermediate level?
According to this tool on the Nciku blog (blog.nciku.com/blog/en/?p=2132) I know around 2000-2500 characters. Probably around 3000+ words? Hard to judge, hence the percentage.
Dec
25
comment Selecting resources to improve reading for upper-intermediate level?
Would you be able to link to these? Cheers!
Dec
24
answered What methods are available for looking up a character?
Dec
24
answered What board games would facilitate speaking practice?
Dec
23
answered Neverending 你好 exchange, is it normal?
Dec
23
comment What computer games provide practice?
Do you have an iOS device? If you do I'd have some further recommendations.
Dec
23
answered What computer games provide practice?
Dec
23
comment How to practice reading for beginners?
Really interesting looking series - hopefully they come out with some higher level stuff soon. Thanks for sharing :-)
Dec
23
asked Selecting resources to improve reading for upper-intermediate level?