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Can you tell me some differences between spoken and written Chinese?
Jan 11, 2015 2:00 PM
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汉字很难, 发音最难。

我喜欢学习汉语 :)

January 12, 2015

Well, I assume you are referring to Mandarin Chinese -


Written: There's two sets of written Chinese currently in use: simplified and traditional. You can't necessarily know the exact pronunciation of a word like you do in English if you haven't seen it before.

Spoken: Chinese has 4 tones (5 with neutral tone) as it's a tonal language. You don't indicate the tones in the hanzi, just the pinyin (which aides in pronunciation).


I hope this answers your question.

January 11, 2015
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, German
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin), German