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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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Jan
6
comment 冰雪聪明… only for girls?
@Stan Interesting. I have never heard anyone pronounce it like that.
Jan
6
comment 冰雪聪明… only for girls?
You can use tone numbers to indicate tones if you are not sure how to type letters with accent marks.
Jan
1
comment How do you use 附近的 in a sentence? Also, 所有的?
Can you narrow your question down a bit? As it stands, your title has no relation to the body of the question.
Dec
22
comment Is there a single English word for “苦笑”?
I have left a comment on one of your other questions regarding you submitting translation questions from Chinese to English. Questions like this are offtopic on the Chinese Language se site. You will have better luck posting it on english.se.
Dec
22
comment Is there a single English word for “苦笑”?
I would've put this down as a comment.
Dec
18
comment What's the origin of 外子?
Linking is fine in answers, but you need to at least summarise what's said in the article as links do rot!
Dec
12
comment Does 从来 translate to “always”?
There is no agreed-upon definition of Modern Chinese. There is really no point arguing over this. I would opt for words like 'current usage', which restricts the scope to how a word/phrase is used as at the time the answer is written.
Dec
12
comment How to say "自身的兴趣“ in English
Don't get me wrong, I do understand the nuance in the Chinese phrase. It's just in the English-speaking parts of the world, an interest implies it originates from one's own volition. If a hobby's forced, then it's not one of the individual's interests. It's just.. a forced hobby.
Dec
12
comment Meaning of 脏话 in 这里能说脏话吗
I am not sure which dictionary you were looking up, but the first result when googling "脏话 english": en.bab.la/dictionary/chinese-english/%E8%84%8F%E8%AF%9D
Dec
11
comment What does 餅乾 mean in Taiwan?
I made some changes to your question, specifically on the use of 'Taiwanese' as a language. Taiwanese usually refers to the variety of Hokkien as spoken in Taiwan, whereas here you are actually talking about Chinese Mandarin as used in Taiwan, which is quite different. This WP page might help you: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwanese_Hokkien
Dec
11
comment How is adding oil going to beneficial to the situation? 加油
You saw my comment on cocowalla's question or is this just pure coincidence that you came up with a question about 加油? :)
Dec
11
comment “曲折的学习经历” in English?
I somewhat think that all your questions are offtopic here since they involve translating from Chinese to another language. See here: meta.chinese.stackexchange.com/questions/237/…
Dec
11
comment How to say "自身的兴趣“ in English
I am not aware of any special way of saying it. It's simply [possessive pronoun] + interests, e.g., my interests, his interests.
Dec
10
comment How to congratulate someone on getting a new job?
@Cocowalla I suggest you to create another question on the term 加油 and how it's used and possibly its origin. It could be useful to future visitors.
Dec
9
comment What does “你什么都不是” mean?
"You are nobody" would be more idiomatic in English. 'A nobody' sounds very strange to my ears. Anyway, I was trying to encourage the guy to expand on his answer. I am fully aware what he meant.
Dec
9
comment 再一次地, why is 地 used?
You might want to mention that 地 can be omitted in this case, as explained in the other answers to make this one more complete.
Dec
9
comment What does “你什么都不是” mean?
Can you expand on that and give a more semantic explanation?
Dec
9
comment 再一次地, why is 地 used?
Are you familiar with the use 地 (de - toneless) in Chinese adverbs? Just wondering. Not sure if this is why you don't understand its usage here.
Dec
9
comment What is the grammar of “用餐曅請隨手整理桌面 座位有限請勿休憩估用”?
@user58955 Agreed.. maybe 限额 is more like it? Though in this case, it's not the expanded form; it just explains what 限 means here.
Dec
6
comment Chinese (Simplified) or Chinese (Tradition), which language is used as Most popular language in China?
They are not just 'known' in Hong Kong.