Simplified or traditional chinese characters?

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Simplified or traditional chinese characters?

Postby divaseven » Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:03 pm

Hi there,

Just like to know, when you are teaching your child chinese, do you teach in traditional or simplified chinese characters??

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Re: Simplified or traditional chinese characters?

Postby tamarind » Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:50 pm

divaseven wrote:Hi there,

Just like to know, when you are teaching your child chinese, do you teach in traditional or simplified chinese characters??



Simplified. Mainland China is using simplified. Only Taiwan is still using the traditional characters. I will leave it to my kids to learn traditional on their own, if they are interested to read chinese books published in Taiwan.

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Postby Guest » Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:01 pm

HongKong also on traditional characters.
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Postby mintcc » Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:48 am

Simplified. Singapore using simplified Chinese so no point confusing them at primary school levels.

I learned simplified Chinese as a child too and pick up reading some traditional Chinese reading those wu xia xiao shuo in secondary school.

Other than that, have not experience much benefits in learning traditional Chinese. Unless we want to prepare them for education in HK or Taiwan?

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Postby divaseven » Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:24 pm

Thank you for all your responses. If mainland China is using simplied then I will be making simplified chinese flashcards to teach my daughter!

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Postby tamarind » Mon Oct 20, 2008 9:01 pm

HK has returned to China, I thought it is a matter of time before they convert to simplified Chinese.

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