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I am a gamer, programmer, and a wannabe linguist who is fluent in English and Mandarin, and proficient in French.

I am an achievement hunter. Come and visit me on trueachievements.com

I am also an administrator on Wiktionary and have been for over 3 years. I edit mostly in French, Dutch, English and Mandarin, but I also dabble in Italian, Japanese, Maori and Swedish. We are constantly looking for competent volunteers/lexicographers to contribute to this wonderful multilingual dictionary website.

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Sep
26
comment Is the description for components of 条 correct?
@user58955 Do you have sources for that? That would be interesting.
Sep
24
comment Are there any good reverse transliteration strategies?
+1 for mentioning regional variances.
Sep
24
comment 病了: Function of 了
To me, it just means I fell ill, which could mean that I might still be ill. 了 is the past tense indicator.
Sep
24
revised 病了: Function of 了
added 3 characters in body
Sep
24
comment How do Chinese people pronounce Latin characters?
It's an approximation and yes some people do say it like that. I am not sure how much you've mingled with people from various parts of China/different working classes/education levels, but you sound like you've heard it all which I highly doubt. I've already mentioned that there is no single way of pronouncing it and the table I presented is only one way of representing the letters.
Sep
23
comment What are the corresponding titles for “Dr.” (in the sense of MD and PhD) in Chinese?
That sounds way too colloquial and personal. I would never call my professor that.
Sep
23
reviewed Looks Good What are the corresponding titles for “Dr.” (in the sense of MD and PhD) in Chinese?
Sep
23
revised Children's play equipment and 儿童乐园
This is not German, so you shouldn't capitalise common nouns.
Sep
23
revised What does the Twitter hashtag #壕 mean?
If you specify a time in the past, then use the simple past tense, not the perfect.
Sep
10
revised What is the difference between 看不起 and 看不上?
added 9 characters in body
Sep
10
revised Is there on-line Thesaurus of Association for Chinese language?
edited title
Aug
22
reviewed Close Is it easier to learn Chinese after learning Japanese or vice versa?
Aug
14
comment What is the difference between 七夕节 and 情人节?
Never heard of silver river being used instead of the Milky Way. I sense Chinglish here.
Aug
9
comment Etymology of 三寸不烂之舌
@YuHao That makes sense. You are welcome to change it. Can you link me to the source? I am just curious.
Aug
8
comment Segmentation of Pinyin syllables with diacritics
@stuckintheshuck I never said people here aren't capable of giving an answer to this; I am just saying it's offtopic for this site.
Aug
7
comment Segmentation of Pinyin syllables with diacritics
I think you are on the wrong site. This site deals with the language and its usage, so anything to do with programming would be completely offtopic. You should try stackoverflow. That being said, you might want to show your own research there, otherwise your question might get closed.
Aug
7
reviewed No Action Needed Can 曾 be used alone instead of 曾经?
Aug
7
reviewed No Action Needed Are there any resources for learners of Chinese dialects that are close to Mandarin?
Aug
7
reviewed Reviewed Can 曾 be used alone instead of 曾经?
Aug
7
comment Can 曾 be used alone instead of 曾经?
@tao Definitely adverbial. Will see if QM would log in to change it, otherwise I will modify it for you.