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bio website pootonghua.com
location London / Hong Kong / Shenzhen
age 31
visits member for 2 years, 9 months
seen Aug 28 at 5:26

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
7
comment How to add emphasis to sentences
how would “快给我” compare to “马上给我”? I guess I'm used to people saying "快快来“
Nov
7
comment What is the pronunciation of 行 according to its context?
whenever I see 行 on a shop sign, I say xing2, even though I know it should be hang2
Oct
29
accepted Are there more special numerals like 廿?
Oct
29
comment Is there an equivalent for the Cantonese phrase “Ng Goi”
@Claw I think this is an interesting thing in Cantonese. I don't think I've ever heard anyone pronounce "nei ho" with an "n" sound. I've only recently noticed the subtle rolling "n" on words like “牙籤”
Oct
29
comment Is there an equivalent for the Cantonese phrase “Ng Goi”
yeah @StumpyJoePete, I understand. But I live in Hong Kong, and can only type in Pinyin. So if I want to send an email or whatsapp with 唔该, I need to remember the pinyin.
Oct
29
comment Are there more special numerals like 廿?
cool. I like . 百+百 joined into one character. Can you do the same with 萬+萬?
Oct
29
asked Are there more special numerals like 廿?
Sep
22
comment Why is 土著人 used for Aboriginal people in Australia?
I was going to as about Native Taiwanese, but you answered it. Thanks.
Aug
3
comment How is the Kanji character 豚 related to the chinese 猪 / 豬
This is a very useful answer. Thanks for your help.
Aug
3
accepted How is the Kanji character 豚 related to the chinese 猪 / 豬
Aug
1
asked How is the Kanji character 豚 related to the chinese 猪 / 豬
Apr
16
comment Etymology of 他妈的
I've never seen the character 日 (sun) used to mean "sex". I guess this is worth a question of it's own?
Jan
7
awarded  Commentator
Jan
7
comment What Android games give good reading practice?
I dont know of any particular games. But my chinese friends use an alternative app store to download games. Check out the 91手机助手 website, zs.91.com
Jan
7
comment What are the rules of writing a 对联 (chinese couplet)?
Thank you. I am most interested in the modern form. Glad I don't have to worry about 平仄.
Jan
5
accepted What are the rules of writing a 对联 (chinese couplet)?
Jan
5
comment What are the rules of writing a 对联 (chinese couplet)?
I'm thinking about it more as a creative device (rather than something to post on our doors). The same as haiku or limerick. So I'm more concerned about the constraints of writing one. Do you think the 平仄 constraint is important?
Jan
5
awarded  Editor
Jan
5
revised What are the rules of writing a 对联 (chinese couplet)?
add the pinyin for duilian
Jan
5
asked What are the rules of writing a 对联 (chinese couplet)?