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Traditional v. Simplified

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Posted 8/30/10 , edited 8/31/10
yeah traditional is easier..
Posted 9/8/10 , edited 9/9/10
i love both..
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30 / F / 大阪、札幌、東京(≧ロ≦)
Posted 10/2/10 , edited 10/2/10
Traditional =)
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28 / M / Guess
Posted 10/10/10 , edited 10/10/10
They both have their merits- Traditional Characters being much more in the way of aesthetics, with the ackward placements of simplified characters being much off putting, but with Simplified Characters, being, well, simplified, easier to learn, write, &c.

I do not really care, only I prefer that something written compactly, such as subtitles and newspapers, to be written in simplified characters, making it easier to recognise the character. When Traditional characters are placed in such a way that everything is compact, it sometimes tends to look like a giant blob of something vaguely resembling a character.

Of course, I may be wrong, and I wish to be refuted by someone who actually uses the written language on a daily basis (unlike in America).
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F / fantasy world ~~
Posted 12/21/10 , edited 12/21/10
traditional as it looks prettier than simplified
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F / ಠ_ಠ BEHIND YOU ಠ_ಠ
Posted 1/28/11 , edited 1/29/11
Simplified. Chinese characters are complicated enough as it is. D:
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48 / M / Bay Area, CA, USA
Posted 9/23/11 , edited 9/24/11
As an American who learned Chinese as a second (actually third) language, I still prefer the traditional characters, and find the simplified characters really not that much simpler to learn-- though they are more quickly written, admittedly, if one's trying to save time and effort when writing. For me personally, it does boil down to aesthetics. It seems, though, that quite a number of Taiwanese (or at least 1st generation Taiwanese-Americans, and specifically my parents' generation and friends, many of whom are quite pro-Taiwan and anti-Mainland China, whose Christmas cards I would try reading for practice) know and use some simplified forms routinely.
Posted 11/1/11 , edited 11/1/11
SIMPLIFIED its easier not so many characters like Traditional
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22 / F / Not here, nowhere!
Posted 12/30/11 , edited 12/31/11
Traditional! I can't stand Simplified.
Posted 3/12/12 , edited 3/12/12
My recipes are written in Traditional.
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F / in your mom's bed
Posted 5/2/12 , edited 5/2/12
Obviously simplified. No one even uses traditional in mainland China anymore.
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23 / F / HK
Posted 5/26/12 , edited 5/27/12
Traditional, cause I learned it when I was young (in HK)
but now, I have to write in Simplified since the rest of the world is.
Posted 5/28/12 , edited 5/29/12
simplified since i have more trouble reading traditional :D
but seriously, they look like blobs to me and i can only imagine having to handwrite that.
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Posted 7/13/12 , edited 7/13/12
When I first learned to write in Chinese it was traditional. But I watch a lot of mainland series, and they usually have simplified, so I can write either way. But I like traditional, it looks better to me.
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19 / F / United States
Posted 7/23/12 , edited 7/23/12
Simplified since its easier to learn and write
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