Tag Archives: Chinese Language

Chinese words
Life in China
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Chinese words so you don’t feel left out

You’re going to China. You’re going to China, and you don’t know a single word of Chinese. You’re not alone. I also moved to Beijing without knowing any Chinese words. I actually have more experience in Japanese than I do in Chinese, but I’m not letting that stop me. I’ve been here a month, and […]

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korea and china
History and Culture
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Do Korea and China Use the Same Characters?

As Korea and China are so close geographically, it’s not surprising that writing in the Korean peninsula started out borrowing from Classical Chinese. Just like Latin in Medieval times in the West, Classical Chinese was used only by the elite, in literary and official contexts. Adopting Chinese characters: Hanja Korea was the first non-Chinese culture […]

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