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Question

Is pinyin good enough to be used potentially to write everything in Chinese without losing meaning?

If so, was it ever considered to switch to pinyin instead of the beautiful characters to make it easier to learn to write?

Do Chinese kids learn pinyin in school besides hanzi?

Answer

I do wish everything can be written in pingying, but you will quickly realise that reading chinese characters is actually much faster than pingying.  It’s just like when speed reading in English, actually, we only scan the first and last characters to get the idea of the text.  So nobody uses pingying to write full text.

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Many thanks for your answer. I got it.

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