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Writing Characters vs. Typing Characters

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ID: 2327 Elementary
The rise of computers in China has meant that people write less and less by hand, and spend more time typing their messages. For the Chinese learner, this has made being able to write in Chinese much easier. All one has to do is type out the pinyin for a character and select it! Find out more about this phenomenon in this lesson.
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SIMPLIFIED PINYIN ENGLISH  
短信 duǎnxìn text message
tài too, so
厉害 lìhai amazing
huì to be able to
Tom,我收到你的短信了。
Tom ,wǒ shōudào nǐ de duǎnxìn le 。
Tom, I got your text.
你太厉害了。会写汉字。
nǐ tài lìhai le 。huì xiě hànzì 。
You're really amazing. You can write Chinese characters.
我不会写,但是我会打字。
wǒ bù huì xiě ,dànshì wǒ huì dǎzì 。
I can't write them, but I can type them.
你用拼音打字吗?
nǐ yòng pīnyīn dǎzì ma ?
Do you use pinyin to type them?
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