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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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May
19
comment chinese essay review?
I was advised that this website - www.lang-8.com allows peers to review each other's work. Try that.
May
19
comment chinese essay review?
Kevin, unfortunately this site is not a essay-correcting service. I suggest you pick parts that you don't understand and ask separate questions. As it stands now, it's a poor question that has no use whatsoever to future visitors.
May
14
comment How do native speakers of Chinese pronounce Latin characters?
@Rephinx I would be careful not to make blanket statements like 'nobody....'. I am aware of the increasing proficiency in English among the population and thus the more accurate pronunciation. I never said.. anyone should be obligated to pronounce the letters this way. Calm down buddy and take a chill pill. Don't let your emotion cloud your judgment. My words are not the gospel. I would never pronounce the letters this way myself.
May
14
comment 一片空地 and 一片草原 - what's the difference/relation
These are not expressions. They mean what they mean literally. Have you tried a dictionary?
May
12
reviewed Looks OK When do I use 确定 versus 决定?
May
12
comment When do I use 确定 versus 决定?
Sorry this is wrong. Avery's referring to the verb usage of 确定, as in, 'to confirm'.
May
11
comment What is the difference between 形成, 构成, 组成, 养成?
I suggest you to look up the compounds, rather than the individual characters. No +1 from me today for this reason. Would be a much more valuable question if you had done some research and are stuck on more specific nuances.
May
11
comment Letters for chinese wedding invitation
I sense some point of view pushing here from the answerer's part. I've changed the answer to use standard terminology in English.
May
11
revised Letters for chinese wedding invitation
Please use the correct terminology; don't raise a question in an answer. Use the comment section.
May
8
awarded  Excavator
May
8
revised How do native speakers of Chinese pronounce Latin characters?
sorry but... PC is important here :)
May
7
comment What does “yellow face wife” (黄脸婆) mean?
Can you please state the Chinese word? The answer has made some assumptions about it and might or might not be what you are looking for. -1 for 'unclear' from me.
May
7
comment What is the difference between 绿 and 青?
What actually makes the East mean dark green? If you don't mind explaining.
May
7
comment What is the difference between 绿 and 青?
This is quite often compounded by the Japanese use of 青い.. which refers to both green and blue in the English sense. See if anyone can come up with a good answer for this.
May
6
comment Differences between 正在, 正 and 在 with the meaning of an action in progress?
I agree with @Rephinx 我正在爱着你 does sound awkward. The act of love is (usually) so long-lasting that it's considered a habitual state, which you can't use 正在 for. 正在 should be used for actions-in-progress that are expected to finish in the forseeable future.
May
5
comment Is there an offline program I could download for the Chinese telegraph code 中文电码?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about software recommendation
May
2
comment A good price to offer - Chinese Numerical Significance
@NickMaroulis Yes. All superstitution to me.
May
2
comment A good price to offer - Chinese Numerical Significance
Closed as opinion-based. Though it's quite an interesting question.
May
1
comment How to study for Chinese final?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about how to effectively cram for exams.
May
1
comment Why is (是) shi4 dropped in this sentence:“我很好”?
Great answer +1.