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Zhuyin or Pinyin? Which one should you learn?

What is Zhuyin(注音)? The simplest way to look at it is “They are symbols representing initials and finals” Or its definition: A group of Mandarin phonetic symbols named Zhuyin. It is a transliteration system for Mandarin Chinese, and it is most commonly used in Taiwan. Still not so sure? It looks like this in practice: There are 37 symbols in total in Zhuyin, and … Read More Zhuyin or Pinyin? Which one should you learn?

What are the differences between “快樂” and “高興”?

Traditional: 快樂, 高興 Simplified: 快乐, 高兴 First of all, let’s look at their definition in the dictionary: 1. 快樂 kuàilè .Collins Mandarin Chinese Dictionary: happy .cdict.net: happy, merry2. 高興 gāoxìng .Collins Mandarin Chinese Dictionary: happy; enjoy .cdict.net: happy, glad, willing (to do sth), in a cheerful mood And Google translation: 快樂: happy, joyful, cheerful高興: happy, glad, joy, be willing to, glee, in a cheerful … Read More What are the differences between “快樂” and “高興”?