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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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Feb
12
comment Is there a list of characters specifically used for western proper nouns?
There are actually rules that govern transliterations, but they differ across regions.
Feb
12
comment How do native speakers of Chinese pronounce Latin characters?
You are welcome to edit my answer. Just make sure you add intonations.
Feb
8
comment Meaning of 泡­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­
This ad on youtube almost killed all my brain cells :D... Who came up with excrement like that...
Feb
8
answered Meaning of 泡­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­
Feb
8
reviewed Reviewed When to use 家 vs 师 vs 员 vs 者
Feb
8
revised When to use 家 vs 师 vs 员 vs 者
deleted 4 characters in body
Feb
8
reviewed Reviewed When to use 家 vs 师 vs 员 vs 者
Feb
8
awarded  Scholar
Feb
8
revised Is there an abbreviation for the 黑海/地中海 combo?
edited body
Feb
8
accepted Is there an abbreviation for the 黑海/地中海 combo?
Feb
8
answered What is the meaning of 真是的
Feb
7
awarded  Student
Feb
4
comment In “我只喜歡你一個” what does the “一個” do?
@NS.X Replace "alone" with "only" should do the trick. Alone just doesn't sound right to me (but of course it can be understood).
Feb
4
asked Is there an abbreviation for the 黑海/地中海 combo?
Feb
4
comment In “我只喜歡你一個” what does the “一個” do?
Or if you want to be fancy with the translation: "You are my one and only true love". Just don't use it in real life. Trust me, it has never worked for me lol...
Feb
2
reviewed Satisfactory How can we translate 不是……胜似 into English?
Feb
2
reviewed Excellent Implications of “旧的不去,新的不来”
Feb
2
comment Pronunciation of 比较
I usually call this phenomenon 'elision'.
Feb
2
awarded  Custodian
Feb
2
reviewed Satisfactory Pronunciation of 比较