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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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Mar
11
revised Confusion when describing the location of something using A在B的location pattern?
confusing grammar
Feb
25
comment Difference between 坏 and 破
This is the best answer of the five existing ones IMHO.
Feb
25
revised Difference between 坏 and 破
edited body
Feb
23
revised How to translate “给力” in English?
edited tags
Feb
23
revised When do you use 唄 instead of 吧 to end a sentence?
I assume this is what you mean
Feb
23
reviewed Close How to translate “给力” in English?
Feb
23
reviewed Close What is the difference between the suffixes 面 and 边?
Feb
23
reviewed Close When submitting forms on the web, you often click a button label 'submit'. I was wondering how to express the word 'submit' in chinese
Feb
23
reviewed No Action Needed When do you use 唄 instead of 吧 to end a sentence?
Feb
20
comment How gender specific in writing is the character 他
I have never seen 他 used to refer to a female third person unless it's written by a non-native speaker.
Feb
18
reviewed Looks Good How to say “I'm finished”?
Feb
18
reviewed Close Where to start learning mandarin
Feb
18
reviewed Close Tool which can convert web pages from Hanzi to either Pinyin or Zhuyin Fuhao
Feb
18
reviewed Close 翻译这个传统的中国地图 --坤輿萬國全圖--
Feb
18
comment What does 算你狠 mean?
I hear it all the time and this is definitely offtopic. "You win" or "This is not over" would be two appropriate translations for this.
Feb
18
comment What's the title for addressing an unknown young person the same age as you?
Amateur has a point.
Feb
18
revised Why does 拉倒 mean “forget about it”?
pull over means to stop your vehicle...
Feb
12
comment Is 了 optional when a time word is present?
I don't agree with some of this or maybe I am just not understanding the English. I will try to edit this a bit later.
Feb
12
revised Is 了 optional when a time word is present?
Translations are grammatically incorrect.
Feb
12
comment Origin of beautiful kingdom and hero kingdom
You are mixing 'transliteration' with literal translation.