Chinese vs Japanese

Chinese vs Japanese

中文与日文 (zhōng wén yú rì wén) Achieving fluency in a foreign language is no easy task. Achieving fluency in an Asian language is particularly difficult if you are a westerner. If you have decided to study an Asian language,  strong arguments can be made for studying Chinese and/or Japanese. Since the time investment required to…

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The Differences between Spoken and Written Chinese
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The Differences between Spoken and Written Chinese

One of the hardest things for non-native Chinese speakers is learning to read, not only because of the need to memorize characters, but because of the differences between spoken and written Chinese.  There are only two written forms, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. Both are character-based writing. While there is a whole lot we could…