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JimmySeal

How many characters is enough?

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monto

"How many" depends on "for What".

One never learns enough characters, so we have 活到老,学到老(You learn while you live).

In the campaigns to eliminate illiteracy in China after the Liberation , 1500 - 2000 characters was the goal.

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Sgt_Strider

It's just like English, not everyone will be able to learn every single word of the language. I can't quantify how many English words I know, but I know more than enough to read a newspaper, academic paper, and writing a high level essay in university. So what is my point? I think the number of characters or words a person needs to know depends on what their objective is.

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