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ID: 2593 Intermediate
When you're learning Chinese you'll likely come across both traditional and simplified form characters and both are handy to know, but did you know what the regulations are in China for the use of traditional characters, more popularly used in Taiwan? You'll have to check out this lesson to find out.
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
明信片 míngxìnpiàn postcard
西藏 Xīzàng Tibet
普通 pǔtōng common
一帆风顺 yīfānfēngshùn smooth sailing
迈克,有人给你寄明信片了!
màikè ,yǒurén gěi nǐ jì míngxìnpiàn le !
Mike, someone sent you a postcard!
我看看!哦,是我的朋友从西藏寄过来的!
wǒ kàn kan !ò ,shì wǒ de péngyou cóng Xīzàng jì guòlai de !
Let me see! Oh, my friend sent it to me from Tibet!
是女朋友吧,哈哈!她字写得真漂亮!
shì nǚpéngyou ba ,hāhā !tā zì xiě de zhēn piàoliang !
It's your girlfriend, right? Haha! She has very pretty handwriting!
是普通朋友!哎?“一帆虫顺”,是什么意思啊?
shì pǔtōng péngyou !āi ?“yīfānchóngshùn ”,shì shénme yìsi ā ?
She's just a normal friend! Huh? What does "一帆虫順" mean?
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