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Mandarin Chinese – Traditional and Simplified Chinese Characters

Mandarin Chinese – Traditional and Simplified Chinese Characters

Chinese languages are written using Chinese characters. Each Chinese character represents one Chinese word. There are 50,000 characters in the Chinese language. An educated Chinese person generally knows approximately 8,000 Chinese characters.

In the mid-1950s the People’s Republic of China introduced a standardised character set, known as ‘simplified Chinese characters’. The objective of this was to increase...