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

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Dec
6
comment Differences between 征, 伐, 讨, 侵, 袭?
You will need to ask in compounds that they are used in. They are usually used by themselves, so it's a bit hard to explain the nuances.
Dec
5
comment How to address a teacher one knows well (in conversation and emails). Is 亲爱 “dear” ever appropriate?
I don't know. 亲爱的 to me is a lot more common in writing when addressing a teacher or a professor.
Dec
3
revised Chinese characters for “bu da jie” meaning unrelated
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Dec
3
revised How to prepare for HSK3?
grammar
Dec
3
comment For which senses of simplified 制 would I use the traditional form 製?
Even when 製 has 衣 as its radical?
Dec
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Dec
3
revised Chinese characters for “bu da jie” meaning unrelated
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Dec
3
answered Chinese characters for “bu da jie” meaning unrelated
Dec
3
comment Chinese characters for “bu da jie” meaning unrelated
@Huang That's the pervasive pronunciation in most of the Wu dialects.
Dec
3
revised For which senses of simplified 制 would I use the traditional form 製?
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Dec
3
reviewed Looks OK How would I say £10.50?
Dec
3
reviewed Looks OK How you say… I feel good after finally getting closure
Dec
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reviewed Looks OK Meaning of 之 in this sentence
Dec
3
comment How you say… I feel good after finally getting closure
"But they don't mean the same." How do they differ? This answer would be a lot more helpful if you could provide some insight into their differences.
Dec
3
asked For which senses of simplified 制 would I use the traditional form 製?
Nov
27
comment Asking a cafe/restaurant if they have Wi-Fi *and* electricity for using a device
What does Wu(up) Xian(down) mean?
Nov
27
comment Meaning of 差 in sentence
I would normally say 九点差一刻. Regional difference maybe?
Nov
27
revised Difference between 我饿了 and 我很饿?
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Nov
27
revised Difference between 我饿了 and 我很饿?
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Nov
20
comment How would I say £10.50?
And you'd call £0.05 5分, not 5毛.