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Nina

Which writing style do you prefer?

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Nina

I've used dictionaries that have the Chinese characters written in caligraphy (like brush strokes), and others that show the characters more like they appear here and in newspapers (like simple block pen strokes).

When you're trying to learn to read and write Chinese, does one of those forms seem easier to read and copy than another?

Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

-Nina

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Guest Yau

I just can't figure out any efficient way to do brush strokes with a ball pen, but it's most beautiful way to write chinese anyway.

Btw, any chinese here can write a REAL calligraphy? I learnt it in junior schools and occasionally practiced it, but it's admittedly a graffiti rather than a calligrahpy.

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liuzhou

Calligraphy may well be beautiful, but printed Chinese as in newspapers and is infinitely easier to read.

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yonglan

I prefer a kai font (looks like a brush). More attractive to me.

Btw, any chinese here can write a REAL calligraphy?

Yau, some non-Chinese have learned REAL calligraphy, too :D

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heianderen

The "newspaper" style I think is better for reading, escribal and kaishu styles are good for titles and subtitles.

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