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ID: 0795 Advanced
Mon Feb 18 2008 | Jenny, Connie
Our lessons contain natural communication in Chinese in video and audio format. We have have lessons focused on video or a podcast format and our lessons have transcripts of Lesson Dialogues, Important Vocabulary, Expanded Materials for a deep dive into the lesson topic and Exercises focused on testing your retention.
Each lesson has it's unique vocabulary and will provide you with definitions and recordings so you can practice the pronunciation. You will also be able to grasp the core material of a lesson at a glance. Here we're showing you the Simplified Chinese version.
āi ，zhēn tóu téng 。dōu shì jiǎntǐzì 。
Oh, what a headache. It's all in simplified characters.
bùhuì ba ，kàn fántǐzì cái yūn 。
No way! Read traditional characters and then you'll know what a headache is.
Táiwān hěn duō rén shuō jiǎntǐzì jiǎnzhí jiùshì pòhuài hànzì jiégòu 。
Many Taiwanese say that simplified characters have simply demolished the structure of Chinese characters.
dàlù yě yǒurén rǎng zhe yào huīfù fántǐzì 。bùguò jiǎntī fāngbiàn ，róngyì xiě róngyì jì 。jùshuō sǎománg duōkuī le tā 。zàishuō jǐ qiān nián lái hànzì yīzhí zài jiǎnhuà ā 。cóng jiǎgǔwén 、jīnwén biàn wéi zhuànshū ，zài biàn wéi lìshū 、kǎishū ，zǒngtǐ qūshì jiùshì cóng fán dào jiǎn 。
There are also people on the mainland who say we should get back to traditional characters. But simplified characters are convenient, easy to remember and to write. Apparently they did a lot to reduce illiteracy. And furthermore, Chinese characters have been being simplified for thousands of years. From oracle bones and bronze inscriptions to seal script, and then again to the Han script and regular script-- the general trend is from complexity to simplicity.
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