Mugi Posted May 11, 2006 at 02:27 AM Report Share Posted May 11, 2006 at 02:27 AM Originally posted by atitarevHK government added a few thousand Cantonese specific characters! I've seen this bandied around in these forums before. Where do you get that figure from? I think you mean to say a few hundred, right? all educated Canonese speakers need to know both ways to write. Actually, I doubt that anyone "needs" to be able to write colloquial Cantonese. One "needs" only to be able to write in standard Chinese. Other dialect speakers get by fine by only being able to write standard Chinese. Being able to read colloquial Cantonese characters is obviously a bonus if you live in HK, but a lot of the time the characters are intuitive for native Cantonese speakers so it doesn't require much active learning. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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