Burkhard Risse

Warstein, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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  • Fluent in Chinese, English, Esperanto, French, German; learning Indonesian, Japanese, Thai
  • 42, Male
  • Member since 2012
  • Freelance Translator
  • MA Chinese literature
  • From Warstein
  • Profile 40% complete

About Me


Become an excellent translator and polyglot


I am a mad language learner. I do not like to go with the mainstream. That's why I prefer to learn Esperanto when I should actually go ahead with my PhD.


Learning many foreign languages. Chinese was my major at university. I also learned more or less Japanese, Thai, Indonesian, French and other languages. I write diaries in different languages on the platform Lang-8 and get corrections by native speakers. So far, I have known more than 1.000 friends from different countries. I also shoot language videos for Youtube.


One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I worked as a volunteer translator in a Buddhist monastery in Beijing and joined the future monks classes to study Buddhism.

I just attended the Esperanto World Congress in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Completely surprisingly, I witnessed the 1st Gay Pride in Hanoi, Vietnam.

I organized the fan meeting for Australian singer Darren Hayes' 40th birthday in Beijing.


Countries I’ve Visited

Indonesia, Japan, Thailand

Countries I’ve Lived In

China, Taiwan

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