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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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Apr
2
revised Is there a literal meaning of 对不起?
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Apr
2
answered Is there a literal meaning of 对不起?
Mar
31
comment Japanese 気分転換 in Cantonese?
Any reason why this has to be specifically Cantonese? Idioms are usually the same across all Chinese dialects/topolects, if that's what you are looking for that is.
Mar
31
reviewed Reviewed Why Cantonese is considered as a dialect of Chinese?
Mar
31
revised Why Cantonese is considered as a dialect of Chinese?
um... they are not unintellegible, if they were, no one would be able to understand them.
Mar
29
comment Why Cantonese is considered as a dialect of Chinese?
This is a very advanced research topic and arguments like 'because they sound different' is simply not a compelling enough argument. In addition, involving stereotypes and politics really doesn't help with giving your answer any credit.
Mar
29
comment Is this a translation of 逍遥游?
What makes you think it's in that sentence?
Mar
27
comment List of hanzi and their components
Do you work on wiki projects?
Mar
27
comment How can I skip characters I can't read when reading aloud?
Probably more appropriate in writing. In speech, chā has other... more sexual connotations and should be discouraged in this context.
Mar
27
reviewed No Action Needed How can I skip characters I can't read when reading aloud?
Mar
27
reviewed Looks OK how to say ”(尤为)难得“ in English?
Mar
24
comment How would one say “my computer died”?
I think the last three are common across all species of Mandarin, but the first is chiefly Taiwan. Thanks for the input.
Mar
24
reviewed Reviewed Why do the names of some Chinese companies consist of “repeated” words?
Mar
24
comment Why do the names of some Chinese companies consist of “repeated” words?
I am sorry I don't understand what you wrote. If you are struggling with explaining this in English, you can answer in Chinese.
Mar
21
comment Proper translation of the word “confidence”
It would be more useful if you offered reasoning on your choice of words.
Mar
13
comment Why does 首饰的饰 have the 饣radical?
I never thought about it this way. Have always accepted that it had the 'food' radical just because. Interesting insight.
Mar
11
revised Why do the names of some Chinese companies consist of “repeated” words?
i believe this has to do with culture as well, as well as being a synactical feature
Mar
5
comment The origin of 鸡贼
This might have something to do with 一毛不拔, but I am not 100% sure. Never heard of the term either.
Mar
5
revised The origin of 鸡贼
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Mar
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on The origin of 鸡贼