What is the difference between 黃 and 黄?
They both seem to mean yellow. I chose 我喜欢黃色 from the word bank, but the correct answer is 我喜欢黄色.
Added note: I did a little research after posting this and my conclusion is that 黃 is the traditional character and 黄 is the simplified character. Is this correct? If so, I wonder why Duo would throw a traditional character in when they are teaching simplified characters.
Do you set to using simplified characters? I feel Duo needs to improve the Chinese characters set in the courses, because I often see simplified characters when I set to using the traditional characters.
It should not mix up both sets of characters in the selections to confuse learners. Many of characters are the same, some have minor differences, and some have big differences. Those will be really confusing to the new learners.
Note: If you are reading posts here, you will see the identical 黃 (both simplified and traditional) appearing underneath the title or headlines, which is due to how the characters are coded.
Yes, 黄 is simplified, whereas 黃 (with the slash radical underneath) is traditional. However, 黄 can also appear in area, where traditional Chinese is emphasized. As Taiwanese-American, I know that natives of different Chinese nationalities write the simplified form. In this case, the simplified and traditional forms are interchangeable. As an example, here is the image link taken in Taiwan:
There are few reasons why you see distinct variants of the same character. Firstly, the creator of traditional Chinese text wants to make 黃 more typographically specialized, which makes typed text more distinct from the simplified Chinese text. Secondly, the traditional 黃 is derived from the glyphs as shown below:
Even though some people used only traditional form for names, the written characters are also valid in simplified forms since they do not have different meanings. Yet, the traditional form can appear in Chinese fantasy/classic literature because of the simplified form's origin.
Cool! Yes,when I was looking up the meaning of that character I saw that it is also a last name. Yes, it would be interesting to see your handwriting. I saw an example online of handwriting from a doctor. It seems that doctors from many countries have a reputation for handwriting that is difficult to read because they write so quickly.