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Can Japanese people read simplified Chinese?

Can Japanese people read simplified Chinese?

Syntactically, the order of words is different, but it is still true that Japanese can reasonably read a Chinese text, though won’t be able to pronounce it.

Are Chinese and Japanese written the same?

Chinese is written entirely in hanzi. Japanese makes use of kanji (mostly similar to hanzi), but also has two syllabaries of its own: hiragana and katakana. So whilst written Chinese looks like a series of regular block-shaped characters, Japanese also has a lot of squiggly bits thrown in: Chinese: 我的氣墊船滿是鱔魚。

Do Chinese students learn Japanese?

Originally Answered: Is it common for Chinese students to learn Japanese? Yes, it is very common. Japanese culture is probably the most influential among Chinese people who grew up during 1990s.

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Is Japanese easier than Chinese?

Chinese grammar is generally considered a lot easier to learn than Japanese. Chinese is an isolating language, even more so than English, with no verb conjugations, noun cases or grammatical gender. Chinese has a larger inventory of phonemes and each syllable has its own tone.

Is it harder to learn Chinese or Japanese?

Learning to read and write Japanese is probably harder than Chinese because most Japanese characters (kanji) have two or more pronunciations, whereas the vast majority of Chinese characters (hanzi) only have one. In Japanese you also have to contend with two syllabic scripts (hiragana and katakana).

Is Chinese harder than Japanese?

There are also ways in which Japanese is easier than Chinese, but these are the major areas where Japanese is harder: Japanese kanji are less phonetic. Most Chinese characters have one reading (in a given dialect – we’ll assume the standard, Mandarin) while a few have different readings that are closely related.

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Should I learn Chinese or Japanese?

The difficulty of Japanese versus Chinese. Both languages are classified as really difficult.

  • Learning resources. Even though we’re a Chinese language school,we’ll say that Japanese learning resources are more mature,especially for English speakers.
  • Number of speakers.
  • Learning both.
  • Good to know: Chinese isn’t just Mandarin.
  • Do Japanese speak Chinese?

    It’s not common for either to speak either, although increasingly Chinese is studied more in Japan, as it is in Australia. While Japanese characters are variations on the Chinese characters that’s where the similarity ends. They are very different languages with very little in common.