The following answers are all answered in traditional Chinese characters. If you can read them, it proves that you have the ability to “recognize traditional Chinese simplified Chinese characters”. Then the Chinese simplified character movement is absolutely successful. It neither cuts off the cultural connection nor does it cause any loss. On the contrary, Convenient for Chinese people. There is an argument about traditional characters: due to the promotion of simplified characters in education, many people say that they cannot understand the vast literature and classics left by their ancestors, and that this is a cultural fault. Please, elder brother and sister who hold this kind of argument, how many cultural classics have you read translated into simplified Chinese? Zhonghua Book Company published a simplified version of Twenty-Four History. How many pages did you read? Please rest assured, the Chinese culture has not been so easily broken after so many years. Metaphysical words are nothing but metaphysical context. Another point that has been widely criticized is the ambiguity of simplified characters. For example, “facai” and “haircut” are simplified to “fa” in simplified characters, and both “dry and wet” and “work” are After “doing”, this group of people thinks this is a cultural retrogression. The words that didn’t mean the same thing are finally grouped together. This is unscientific, and so on. Frankly speaking, words are not designed by acquired science. In other words, language is inherently unreasonable, and there is no need to follow the rules. The main reason is that it is established by convention, and it is a conventional notation system. For example, the letter combination ought has different pronunciations in English enough, though, through, plough, lough, cough, and hiccough. This is even more unscientific. The spelling is the same, and the pronunciation is completely irregular. If it is really very scientific, English, a language that cannot even be spelled consistently, will not become the common language of the world. At this stage, simplified Chinese characters have reached this level of convention, at least in mainland China. People don’t think that “getting rich” is “fortune from the hair”. That’s it. After all, language and writing need to be used in order to have a soul. Since it is something that needs to be used, pragmatism should naturally be given priority. In fact, even if you are a native of Mainland China, if you are interested in Chinese studies or were forced by your parents to practice calligraphy in a calligraphy class when you were young (this is my experience and the reason why I can understand traditional Chinese characters), most of it is. Can write and recognize traditional characters, and it is not a big problem to read traditional scripts.


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6 months ago

The use of Korean Chinese characters has greatly reduced the loss, other answers have been mentioned. There are two aspects that are not easy to notice. On the one hand, too many Chinese characters are replaced with inherent words, which reduces the ability to create words. For example, the names of the Security Command and the Aircraft Maintenance Command are simpler and more accurate than those of the Military Security Support Command. On the other hand, there is a large-scale invasion of transliterated foreign words, which is even worse in Korea than Japan. North Korea is much smarter in this regard. Although it no longer writes Chinese characters directly, it has not replaced a large number of Chinese characters, especially Japanese Chinese characters introduced during the Japanese occupation. At the same time, it is still creating new Chinese characters, including the introduction of Chinese characters. Part of it comes from Chinese characters in modern Chinese. Of course, South Korea has never officially abolished Chinese characters at the official level. Even Masao Takagi, the instigator of Kungwen Hangul/Inherent Word Substitution/Basic Education to educate Chinese characters, ended up with “life never obeys death.” One side effect of de-Chinese characterization is that Chinese characters are no longer standardized. From the age of Takagi to the age of all teenagers, irregular use of Chinese characters, including the use of foreign standardized Chinese characters, various abbreviated characters, and even appeared in many formal occasions.

6 months ago

I have no professional knowledge, from a layman’s point of view. Not a big loss. Now that there is so much literature and information, you can learn traditional characters if you want, and you won’t find it difficult to learn simplified characters if you understand them. What’s more, Chinese characters have undergone so many simplifications before the advent of simplified characters, and no major losses have been seen. Those who should understand the inscription can still read it, and those who should proofread the ancient book can still proofread it. Ordinary people just need to meet their daily needs, so what do academics do? Even in simplified Chinese, we don’t necessarily know everything. Quite a number of people who will say that they have lost felt that the circle they were familiar with had changed, and they lacked security, and then blamed this insecurity on others. These people might still talk about the topic of a certain reform in a certain dynasty, but they don’t know anything about them. Keep the ancient books and Yuan Dian well, at least there will always be interested people to learn it after passing down. If someone wants to learn but can’t learn it, they are truly lost. The cultural heritage is the spirit, not the form.

6 months ago

For the same reason, is it a pity that China has not further simplified Chinese characters? Chinese characters affect our learning, not as good as letters. In fact, in ancient times, there were cursive scripts in cursive script relative to traditional Chinese characters, so today our “shujian” has never been a problem. The problem is that the characters since the Han Dynasty cannot be fully recognized on those cultural relics, classics and monuments. This is a pity. But generally this kind of topic is reduced to a war of words between the simplified superior party and the traditional superior party. It is not that it is too boring, it is nothing more than thinking that one’s own habits are the best. It’s good to know the traditional book. Why choose a side station

6 months ago

The loss is of course a loss, but how big is this loss? I lost my life when bitten by a five-step snake, and a few drops of blood when bitten by a mosquito. Both sides have their own answers to how much loss is caused by simplifying Chinese characters. This is a topic on the Chinese Internet that talks to each other. Anyway, I feel that it is not a five-step snake but also a cauliflower snake. It will not kill, but it hurts. As for what other people think, I can’t control and don’t want to be forced.

6 months ago

Simplified Chinese and Putonghua are promoted together, and it is simple to understand that “the same text is the same in the book, and the sound is the same”. The following passage is quoted from the official website of the Ministry of Education “Simplification and Standardization of Chinese Characters in the Past 100 Years”, link: Simplification and Standardization of Chinese Characters in the Past 100 Years “From the Westernization Movement and the Reform Movement of 1898 to the present, it has been more than 100 years. More than 100 In the past few years, China has undergone earth-shaking changes, from a semi-feudal and semi-colonial society to a socialist society. This great change affects all aspects of society, and naturally also affects the language and characters. In old China, the main problem with Chinese characters is that they are complex and complex. Chaos. There are many strokes of the complex finger, and the different types of the random finger are mixed. The complexity and chaos brought great difficulties to the learning and use of Chinese characters, which affected the popularization of education and the development of culture. In order to solve the complexity and chaos of Chinese characters, the Republic of China period The simplification and standardization of Chinese characters has already begun, but the results achieved are very limited. After the founding of New China, under the leadership of the Communist Party and the People’s Government, the simplification and standardization of Chinese characters has achieved remarkable results, and the complexity and standardization have been changed to a considerable extent. The chaotic appearance has formed a new standard for Chinese characters. Vigorously promoting standard Chinese characters is an important part of the “Law of the People’s Republic of China on the National Standard Language and Characters”, and the promulgation of the “General Standard Chinese Characters Table” has strongly promoted the development of this work.” As the carrier of knowledge dissemination, characters have been developing along with the development of society, including some variant characters and original characters caused by poor information transmission. For example, “Four styles of writing fen”, the most recent “Deyun Society’s German character is missing one horizontal.” There should be a reduction in the loss of traditional characters, but how to say this loss is not unacceptable.

6 months ago

Any trade-off will pay a price, and everyone chooses a small price.
The advantages of simplified Chinese are more than those of traditional Chinese, so I choose simplified Chinese instead of traditional Chinese.
However, this is not to seal the traditional Chinese characters. It is completely unnecessary. In addition to the traditional characters required for majors such as literature, history and Chinese language, other people who like traditional characters can also use traditional characters freely in their personal applications.

6 months ago

I know that this kind of question will be written in old-fashioned paragraphs of “no kiss, love (love) unintentional”, such as the answerer who has been written off below. A few pairs can prove that the traditional Chinese characters are good. Yet? According to this logic, simplified characters are much better. Simplification of Chinese characters is not a loss at all (´-ω-) After the simplified Chinese characters: there is no black in the party, talent in the group, the country contains treasures, love because of friendship, beauty or beauty, Good or good, although ugly and innocent, it's just nothing good and speechless. If you don’t be poor, your power is not good, you don’t want a car to go to the field, and you insist on not being a minister. No deer can be beautiful, no witch can be spirit, no water can be extinguished, no fire can be labor, no song can be courteous, no hand can be hit. It's not hard to do things around, so why rely on jackals to open up wasteland. There is no black in the party, talent in the group, the country contains treasures, love exists because of friendship, beauty or beauty, goodness or goodness, although ugly and innocent, but Taiwan has no good, and the bay is silent. If you don’t be poor, your power is not good, you don’t want a car to go to the field, and you insist on not being a minister. No deer can be beautiful, no witch can be spirit, no water can be extinguished, no fire can be labor, no song can be courteous, no hand can be hit. It's not hard to do things around, so why rely on jackals to open up wasteland. From the two weeks of Wenming in the Xia Dynasty and the Yin and Shang Dynasties, Chinese has never been a dead language. It is constantly changing in the course of development. This change reflects the continuous development of the productive forces on this land. The grand course of continuous progress of social civilization. The evolution of Chinese characters is precisely the most classic commentary in the history of the Chinese language: just as the evolution from the characters of the Six Kingdoms to the exclusive use of Qin seals, it embodies the emperor’s lofty ambitions of "sweeping the Liuhe and unifying the universe, the same track, and the same writing". The same; the change from traditional characters to simplified characters reflects the original mission of the communists to "tune 50,000 teachers and let 60,000 people open their eyes to see the world in 11 years." If you turn a blind eye to the trend of the development and change of Chinese characters in the past dynasties, and simply pick out the form of Chinese characters at a certain point in time and treat them as classics, there will be a kind of laughter and generous "long robe and mantle is the ancestor's method, which cannot be changed." . In addition, a respondent mentioned that “knowing traditional characters can provide convenience for reading ancient documents” (´-ω-). I personally think that: you must not simply think that you can understand ancient documents by knowing traditional characters. It is not ruled out that there are extreme examples of “the melancholic Taiwan tortoise”, but in most cases, our failure to understand ancient books is not because of the difference in the complexity of the font itself. It is because over time, some grammar and word meanings in Chinese have changed. For example, in “Xiang Yu Benji”, Liu Bang famously said: “Wu Weng is Ruo Weng, and I want to cook and weng. Fortunately, I will share a piece of the soup. The sentence is exactly the same in both traditional and simplified Chinese except for the word “Ze”. But even if you know every word, you still can’t understand it without the knowledge of ancient Chinese. Because of these differences between modern Chinese and ancient Chinese, to master the ability to read ancient books, you must systematically learn ancient Chinese. But since everyone has spent time learning ancient Chinese, it won’t be too difficult to spend time learning traditional characters. For most ordinary people, words are only tools, and the purpose of using words is to convey information, facilitate life, and promote production. The simplification of Chinese characters better suits the faster pace of life and production in modern society, and effectively lowers the people’s literacy threshold. Therefore, if we talk about the restoration of traditional characters today, it will do more harm than good. After all, for daily life, how significant is it to master the “four writing styles of Huizi”? For us today, Chinese culture is a precious cultural heritage left by our ancestors, and a spiritual wealth created and being created by our nation. In a sense, mastering traditional characters and classical Chinese can indeed help us remove language barriers and get in touch with these cultural heritages. After all, if you can’t even read a book, you won’t be able to talk about taking the essence and removing the dross. This is exactly what the faculty comrades said in the “Opposition Party Stereotypes”: “We have to learn the vital things in the ancient language… Many of the vital things in the ancient language have not been fully and rationally used.” However, in this process, we must adhere to the principle of serving the past for the present, and we must unswervingly oppose any form of thickening the past and thinning the present, and making the past not the present.

6 months ago

Eastern Han Dynasty Xu Shen’s “Shu Wen Jie Zi”: Qin burned the scriptures, cleaned up the old classics, made a large number of officials and soldiers, and prospered. The official and prison duties were complicated. In the eyes of Xu Shen in the Eastern Han Dynasty, Emperor Qin Shihuang unified the writing as Qin Li, which means “the ancient prose is absolutely unique”. Ancient Chinese have been excellent for more than 2,000 years. Are you discussing traditional characters for writing regular scripts? Don’t hurry up to learn the orthodox ancient Chinese-bronze inscriptions and seal script? Traditional characters are lost, forgotten, and destroyed. What is the loss if you don’t use traditional characters in daily life? It has not disappeared in Chinese culture. If you want to use traditional characters, can you just cut the input method into traditional characters? If you need to use daily writing, take a dictionary and find a few copybooks to learn by yourself. Except for the simplified characters that existed in ancient times, the newly created simplified characters are not regarded as the wealth of Chinese culture? Friends who are interested in the origins of simplified characters can check out Qian Xuantong’s “Simplified Characters”, Li Jiarui’s “Song and Yuan Dynasty Common Characters”, and Li Leyi’s “Simplified Characters”. , Each has its own limitations. It is estimated that few of my friends who have never forgotten the traditional characters are reading. For mobile phones and computers, you can right-click on a certain dog input method and switch between traditional and simplified. If you are interested in writing, you can go to a treasure to find a copybook of traditional and simplified Chinese, which costs a few dollars a copy. It is best to buy another “Kangxi Dictionary”.

6 months ago

If you can read this answer smoothly, you have already proved the answer to this question: From the perspective of a user of traditional Chinese characters, the most important thing about language is communication and understanding. The simplified problem is not the same as the Korean example: after all, we all speak Chinese, and it’s just a “simplified” mode of expression. Regardless of what some traditional users say (simplified characters are ugly, simplified characters lose their original meaning), I think simplified characters have lowered the threshold of learning Chinese to a certain extent. I am pretty sure of the results in education and communication. Like when I was in the United States, most of the local Chinese students studied in simplified Chinese. Simplified characters have more meanings, so for those who learn Chinese, there are fewer “patterns” to remember and easier than traditional characters. When writing, if it were not for habit, I would rather write “body” than “body”. Punishment and copying are even more painful. I think writing in simplified form should be much happier than me. There is also an interesting thing that I found. I read simplified form faster than traditional form. If we compare the simplified and traditional versions of the same novel, you will find that there is more “blank” in traditional Chinese than in simplified Chinese. This is because in fact, under the same typesetting, the simplified characters themselves have larger gaps, and they look absolutely more convenient than traditional characters. Therefore, when reading online articles, I would prefer to read simplified characters. So, if you have the patience to see here, you should also know the answer to this question!

6 months ago

If traditional characters are an important role in the origin of Korean characters, then it is really a loss for Korea. If traditional characters are just a cultural tool of Korea, then who should use it? Traditional Chinese characters evolved from hieroglyphics, and are passed down in the same vein as our simplified characters. This is our own context from the birth of characters to simplified characters. Moreover, our Chinese characters only represent the origin of the characters, which is very helpful for the study of characters. It is not just a tool. Therefore, the deletion of traditional characters is a cultural loss for us, but it does not affect communication. Therefore, traditional characters should exist, but it is not necessary for everyone to use them. As long as the culture is still there, there are still people studying.

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