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I lived in China for a couple years. My Chinese isn't too bad, but I'm always trying to get better. Special interests in:

  • Etymology
  • Historical phonology
  • Winning arguments in other languages

Apr
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answered Is Learning and Memorizing Chinese Characters much different than English?
Feb
14
answered Are Chinese language equivalent of English /p/ and /b/ sounds the same?
Feb
6
answered What qualities does Hong Kong Mandarin have?
Jan
29
answered When to use “下一个” and when just “下一” to translate English “next”?
Nov
5
answered In Dao De Jing, 常 should be translated as “eternal” or as “common”?
Oct
21
answered Does “simplification” relation reflect “traditionalization” relation in Unihan?
Oct
19
answered Meanings and pronunciation of 截
Oct
7
answered What does “ backtick escapes ” mean in chinese?
Oct
3
answered Meaning of 白 in words for “nonsense”?
Sep
30
answered Teaching Pinyin and Characters together vs Teaching Pinyin then Characters
Sep
29
answered How to translate the parts of Chinese university
Sep
19
answered The mysterious role of 占 in a sentence
Jul
22
answered Development of 輸
Jul
19
answered Difference between 學習 and 學
Jun
30
answered Where is 蛮 used, as in the meaning of 'quite'?
Jun
24
answered Similar pronunciations of tea/茶 across languages
Jun
23
answered Tones and syllable structure
Jun
18
answered Can someone verify the meaning and age of these ancient Chinese characters?
Jun
6
answered Can whether a character is simplified or traditional depend on the context it is used in?
May
31
answered Was there ever a “Xijing?” Could it have been “Xi An?”