Classical Chinese vs. Modern Chinese
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IN THIS LESSON
ID: 2319 Intermediate
Anyone who's come across a passage of classical Chinese in their studies of modern Chinese knows it all too well. Classical Chinese is incredibly different from modern Chinese. In this lesson, two students talk about the differences between ancient and modern language.
Wed Nov 13 2013 | Dilu, John
yǒu péng zì yuǎn fāng lái ，bù yì yuè hū ？yǒu péng zì yuǎn fāng lái ，bù yì yuè hū ？
A close friend comes from a far away place. Is that not a reason to celebrate? A close friend comes from a far away place. Is that not a reason to celebrate?
nǐ zài bèi shénme a ，shénme “hū hū hū ”de ？
What are you memorizing? What's this “hūhūhū” stuff?
wǒ zài bèi gǔwén 。
I'm memorizing classical Chinese.
gǔwén shì gǔdài rén shuō de huà ma ？
Is classical Chinese what people a long time ago spoke?
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