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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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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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Jun
24
reviewed No Action Needed Difference between 消防车 and 救火车
Jun
24
reviewed No Action Needed Meaning of “~~” at the end of a sentence
Jun
23
comment When writing pin yin, should you use a question mark in sentences using “ma”?
That's non-standard pinyin by the way. Had to read that twice to understand. Tones are not optional.
Jun
18
comment Difference between 喜乐 and 快乐?
@Scott混合理论 Bullshit. I often hear this word used in preaching in churches.
Jun
18
reviewed Looks OK Can I use a rare character like 飂 in a name?
Jun
12
comment Need to know how to type specific kanji found in image
@Stan Not exactly. Kanji were originally Chinese characters borrowed into Japanese, but were later mutated to adapt to their own writing style. New characters were invented in the process as well. So drawing equivalence between the Hanzi and Kanji is not recommended. (By the way, I was commenting on the OP's use of the word, not your comment, hence the lack of @).
Jun
10
comment Is '明天你都六点起床不起床?' a correct question?
The English question itself sounds very awkward. If you want to signal future intention, then use the present continuous tense: Are you planning/going to wake up at six tomorrow?, to which the answer would be YES. However, if you asked me: will you....? My answer would be I DON'T KNOW.
Jun
6
comment Need to know how to type specific kanji found in image
If anything, it's 'hanzi', not 'kanji'.
Jun
6
revised Differentiate 不错 and 没错 in these situations
added 6 characters in body
Jun
6
comment Differentiate 不错 and 没错 in these situations
@Stan Good point. I expanded it. Seriously, how difficult is it to write a few extra letters. I actually had no idea what SB meant (I've seen it written in lowercase, but never uppercase).
Jun
6
revised Differentiate 不错 and 没错 in these situations
edited title
Jun
5
reviewed Close What is the equivalent of “冒昧打扰” in English?
Jun
5
reviewed Close how to translate 大脑迅速转动起来?
Jun
5
reviewed No Action Needed Can I use a rare character like 飂 in a name?
May
28
comment What does 亮黄灯了 mean?
@StumpyJoePete Sorry. That was a pre-coffee comment. Link should be there now.
May
28
comment What does 亮黄灯了 mean?
@StumpyJoePete Here is an interesting web snippet about how it's used in different countries based on user feedback :). 365project.org/eleanor/365/2011-02-15
May
28
comment What does 亮黄灯了 mean?
@StumpyJoePete Yellow light is gaining ground here. Still many here still go with the original (I presume?) orange colour. In fact, rarer still, some actually call it amber light. It's good to know however. Thanks.
May
28
comment What does 亮黄灯了 mean?
Yes... it's normally called 'orange' in English. Some people do say yellow, but I don't hear that often. Don't get caught up on stuff like this. It's like some people call turquoise a shade of blue, while others call it a shade of green. People have different perceptions of what a colour looks like. I can carry on with this psychology topic, but I think I've made myself clear.
May
28
answered What does 亮黄灯了 mean?
May
28
comment What does 亮黄灯了 mean?
Are you able to give more context? From just this, all I can deduce is it refers to the orange light (黄灯) in a set of traffic lights. Essentially when the orange light lights up, then it's time to slow down and stop. In this case, it refers to your body switching to the "orange light", which is a sign for you to slow down and take a break from excessive exercising.