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Naenorae

Using Mainland Mandarin resources while learning Taiwan Mandarin?

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Naenorae

Hi all, first time posting.

 

I wanted to get any insight from those of you that are learning Taiwan Mandarin/traditional characters. Do you still utilize resources that are in simplified? If so, how? 

For me, I live in S. Korea and am learning using books in Korean, and I still have yet to find a single Korean textbook that uses traditional characters. Every time I study, I have to look up the traditional forms of any new words and have to remember to take notes using trad  instead of what’s in the book. Needless to say it’s a bit confusing. 

Since there are faaaaaar more simplified resources out there, I’m just wondering how you all are coping haha. Any insight would be appreciated. 

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oops never mind.

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Naenorae

Thanks, but I was more asking how/if other people still utilize resources in simplified if they are wanting to learn traditional. 

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Naenorae
25 minutes ago, jobm said:

 

Oh are you here in Seoul as well?

 

Yep! Been here nearly eight years. Far too long haha. 

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Yadang
On 4/22/2019 at 7:06 PM, Naenorae said:

Do you still utilize resources that are in simplified? If so, how?

 

Yes. I used to be worried about learning both traditional and simplified for everything. My traditional was always much better, because I was living in Taiwan. However, after coming back from Taiwan, I wanted to start reading novels and I realized that the vast majority of both free online sources and paid (kindle, paper books, etc.) are in simplified. So, I decided to learn simplified. Actually, not so much as "learn" but all my reading flashcards or flashcards from movies are in simplified (I also decided upon coming back from Taiwan that I didn't really care about handwriting). It's great. So much more material out there in simplified. I'm sure I'll go back and try to do some reading etc. in traditional eventually, but I'm not too worried about not knowing one as much as I know the other.

So, if I were you, I would consider switching full-time to simplified. Not because that's what people in "China" use, nor because they're "easier" or for any of the other reasons that people give for simplified over traditional—simply out of practicality. 

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