https://www.duolingo.com/HeyItsOcarina

Chinese for English speakers: What script are we going to learn?

What I mean by "what script" is between the two scripts of Chinese, Simplified and Traditional.

What's the difference? Simple. Let's take a look at the word for Fish: 鱼 [Yú] (Simplified), compared to the following | 魚 [Yú] (Traditional)

As you can see, this has no difference in pronunciation, but that's besides the point.

This problem raises some questions, such as: 1) The base question, "What script are we going to learn?" 2) "Will Pinyin be included so people can learn to pronounce the words instead of being stuck?" and 3) Will stroke order be taught to the user instead of just having to type it out?

I just thought I'd post this to raise a couple of questions I have, and quite possibly get some answers.

祝你今天愉快![Have a nice day!]

-Ocarina

September 20, 2017

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/tydalamb

In the reverse course for Chinese speakers learning English, in the settings you have an option to switch scrips to and from Traditional and Simplified. Hopefully they'll implement that in the Chinese for English speakers course.

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/varigby

Exactly. I did the reverse course for Chinese learning English and selected traditional in the settings. Sometimes the questions came up in simplified, but most of the time it was in traditional. So, the chances are it will have both scripts available.

September 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang22

I know some traditional

September 21, 2017
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