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bio website pootonghua.com
location London / Hong Kong / Shenzhen
age 31
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seen Oct 20 at 13:34

A British programmer living in Guangdong. I build websites and mobile applications for whoever will pay me, and spend the rest of my time eating 土豆丝,叉烧饭 and 焗猪扒饭。


Nov
15
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
20
comment How do you say the noun version of 'programmer'?
This is what I normally say (or the Taiwanese variant 軟體工程師)
Aug
28
revised Should one write “妳好" when addressing a female?
editing for clarity
Aug
26
comment Should one write “妳好" when addressing a female?
"妳" is perfectly correct in traditional chinese, and very common here in Taiwan. My question is specifically about "妳好", given I am in a location where "妳" is still used.
Aug
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accepted Should one write “妳好" when addressing a female?
Aug
25
asked Should one write “妳好" when addressing a female?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
16
awarded  Nice Answer
May
8
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
24
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
12
comment How do I know when I am “fluent”?
Weirdly enough I had this conversation yesterday. I proposed that "native fluency" should be tested by a Turing Test type experiment. But that "fluency" was a lower level.
Dec
14
awarded  Yearling
Jul
19
comment Which marital verbs are used for same-sex marriages?
So its the "marital role" as perceived by the speaker, that matters. Thanks.
Jul
19
accepted Which marital verbs are used for same-sex marriages?
Jul
16
comment Which marital verbs are used for same-sex marriages?
this is a good reference, thanks.
Jul
16
comment Which marital verbs are used for same-sex marriages?
as I understand it there was a gay marriage in Taiwan en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same-sex_marriage_in_Taiwan
Jul
14
asked Which marital verbs are used for same-sex marriages?
Jul
3
answered Which Chinese dialect is it rewarding to learn?
Apr
14
comment How do I know when I am “fluent”?
I like this. I guess I hold "fluency" as this advanced goal I would never believe myself to achieve. But it does "flow". I guess that's a natural definition.
Apr
14
comment How do I know when I am “fluent”?
Yeah, its a question I want to answer for myself, but not quite a SE question. I can watch films with chinese subtitles, but struggle with just audio.