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bio website pootonghua.com
location London / Hong Kong / Shenzhen
age 31
visits member for 2 years, 10 months
seen 20 hours ago

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。


Apr
14
comment How do I know when I am “fluent”?
I think native speakers said that 5 years ago, but it wasn't very genuine.
Apr
14
asked How do I know when I am “fluent”?
Apr
2
accepted Is there a literal meaning of 对不起?
Apr
2
comment Is there a literal meaning of 对不起?
well explained.
Apr
2
asked Is there a literal meaning of 对不起?
Mar
26
comment How can I skip characters I can't read when reading aloud?
that's an interesting suggestion, thanks.
Mar
26
comment How can I skip characters I can't read when reading aloud?
@孤影萍踪 yeah. I wrote my comment, then saw your update. Thanks.
Mar
25
accepted How can I skip characters I can't read when reading aloud?
Mar
25
comment How can I skip characters I can't read when reading aloud?
if there were two characters, would you repeat the "什么"?
Mar
25
comment How can I skip characters I can't read when reading aloud?
obviously this doesn't happen in the same way in English, but if a name is very long, it's not uncommon to forget some of it "lemony snickets: a series of something something"
Mar
25
asked How can I skip characters I can't read when reading aloud?
Mar
11
comment Why does the word 萌 mean “cute”?
which is then re-transliterated to 卡哇伊 :)
Mar
8
accepted Why does 三八 mean gossip?
Feb
25
comment Why does 三八 mean gossip?
I'm having trouble deciding which to accept. This explanation is rather simpler than QuestionOverflow's.
Feb
25
comment Why does 三八 mean gossip?
This is an interesting answer, certainly nothing I'd heard of before.
Feb
24
asked Why does 三八 mean gossip?
Feb
4
comment In “我只喜歡你一個” what does the “一個” do?
this is the answer I was looking for, thanks.
Feb
4
comment In “我只喜歡你一個” what does the “一個” do?
"I like you alone" isn't good english which threw me off. I had a minor thought that it might mean "I only like you when you're on your own"
Feb
4
accepted In “我只喜歡你一個” what does the “一個” do?
Feb
3
asked In “我只喜歡你一個” what does the “一個” do?