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Simplified vs. Traditional Characters

Posted by minazhu May 3, 2008 in the Group General Discussion.

I study Chinese mainly because of "personal heritage" as it says so nicely on the CP sign -up page. With my mother being from Taiwan and my father being 中国人, I figured it might be a good idea to study both trad. and simp. 汉字, especially since most of the bilingual material is in traditional characters. So I wonder what the best approach for this endeavor would be. I started out with the simplified ones, know about 2500 of them (i.e. I can read them, writing is a different matter, I can only write about 200 characters). Should I take up learning the traditional ones immediately or wait until I have mastered the simplified ones and then take the plunge and learn the traditional ones "from scratch", so to speak? What do you reckon?

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