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Posted 3/16/16
If any of you are studying Chinese, or have studied Chinese, which did you prefer: Simplified or Traditional Chinese?

我覺得繁體字很好看。你們呢?
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我同意繁體字比簡體字好看.
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Posted 3/16/16
i don't speak /know Chinese, but if i had to pick, either simplified or traditional (never heard of the 4th one)
not really a fan of using romaji, and i doubt it's even used in China or other countries that use Chinese.
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The Hanyu Pinyin system (a Romanization) in widespread use today was devised by the Chinese themselves. There have been advocates of replacing Chinese characters with Roman letters both in China and the West, but such a thing really has never come to pass. Pinyin is used for pronunciation, language instruction, and computer input, but not for writing the language by its users. Bopomofo is a pronunciation alphabet sort of like Japanese katakana, used particularly in Taiwan I hear, but otherwise limited in usage to denote pronunciation and computer input and such. No one uses it to actually write Chinese.
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Posted 3/17/16
Offhand, I generally prefer the more intricate designs of the traditional characters. That said, my choice ultimately depends depends on whoever writes them and their individual calligraphy skills and asthetics. I usually don't like typed characters.
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I'm tempted to reveal your weakness
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melodyXXnur wrote:



I'm tempted to reveal your weakness


HEY! No telling secrets.
Posted 3/17/16

Lifthrasir wrote:


melodyXXnur wrote:



I'm tempted to reveal your weakness


HEY! No telling secrets.


Can't promise that
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Posted 3/18/16
Definitely simplified. I grew up writing and reading simplified, it's gonna be way to hard to change. Think about how hard it is for those poor children learning Chinese >> Especially those of us who live overseas, so we have to learn so many languages.
I think simplified is the best because since there's a different character for literally ever single Chinese word, it's already complicated enough for people who are studying it, and there is absolutely no need to make it more difficult.
Pin Yin isn't really a way of writing Chinese... unless you want to write out the Pin Yin instead of actually writing a character. That itself is like impossible because the Ping Yin is the same for a lot of Chinese characters. Ping Yin is easy to be honest, and when typing Chinese is what we use, but I don't really think Pin Yin would work Zzz

中文太复杂了。
Posted 3/20/16
can't tell the diff
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Posted 3/21/16 , edited 3/21/16
気に入るほうは日本の漢字ですけれども

...and since it's the Japanese adaptation it's probably the simplified.

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