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by Sun Wukung
Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:36 am
Forum: Cantonese language forum
Topic: Written Mandarin vs Cantonese
Replies: 0
Views: 12463

Written Mandarin vs Cantonese

I really don't get the difference between the 國語 (guoyu or national language of China) and the Cantonese spoken in mostly Guangdong. When you see it written there are only some noticeable differences like the use of traditional characters for the written aspect as well as special use characters. Tha...
by Sun Wukung
Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:54 pm
Forum: Hakka dialects
Topic: Hakka originally from Korea and Japan?
Replies: 15
Views: 122959

Last time I checked Hakka meant stranger and thus not from any part of what is now the country of China (the Former People's Republic of China) the 中人國. I won't tell you what those characters mean here because I already have. Ha ha. 哈哈!Other than that there is little to suspect that they are from ei...
by Sun Wukung
Fri Sep 15, 2006 8:36 pm
Forum: Learning Cantonese
Topic: How long does it take to learn this language?
Replies: 9
Views: 60860

The primary issue is learning to speak the new language. If you can read most of the signs and can attach the new readings to the familiar characters. That's the way I learned official Mandarin. I started out by studying the kanji or the Japanese adaptations of the hanzi. I then reallized that on th...