Hello Friends of Learning words, let's learn a little about the Chinese language?
Chinese or Mandarin?
Before starting the article it is important to know this, are both the same? The answer is yes and no. Chinese refers to writing, which includes the system known as Pinyin, it differs from traditional to simplified in some ideograms, but in speech the story changes, since officially in China Mandarin is widely spoken by everyone, there are dialects in villages, ethnicities and cities, some of these dialects include Cantonese spoken in Canton and have Shanghai and Taiwanese, but all use Chinese as script.
Chinese: Chinese writing
Mandarin: Chinese spoken.
Simplified or Traditional Chinese?
THE Simplified Chinese it is a simplified form of traditional Chinese characters created by the People's Republic of China to promote literacy, has fewer features, is used in the People's Republic of China, Singapore and the Chinese community in Malaysia, but is not used in Taiwan.
THE Traditional Chinese dates back to the Han Dynasty era and has remained reasonably stable since the 5th century. The term “traditional” is used to distinguish traditional characters from the other writing pattern of Chinese, has more features. Currently, traditional Chinese is used in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
Simplified Chinese: 他 的 飞机 早上 六点 到。
That's it for today, but stay tuned, we will continue to talk more about Chinese… so: