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INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE. Tai Lam CHIN101-14SP. CHINESE LANGUAGE. Tai Lam CHIN101-14SP. CHINESE LANGUAGE. 中文 : Literatures or characters of China 中国话 : Chinese speech / words 中国普通话 : popular /official/standard lg 汉语 : Han Dynasty 唐话: Tang Dynasty. CHINESE LANGUAGE. Spoken by:

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INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE

Tai Lam

CHIN101-14SP

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CHINESE LANGUAGE

Tai Lam

CHIN101-14SP

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CHINESE LANGUAGE

中文: Literatures or characters of China

中国话: Chinese speech / words

中国普通话 : popular /official/standard lg

汉语 : Han Dynasty

唐话:Tang Dynasty

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CHINESE LANGUAGE
  • Spoken by:
  • 94% of population in China (Han people)
  • 30% of remaining
  • Official Lgin: Taiwan, Hongkong, Macau, Singapore (one of)
  • One of official lgs of the United Nations
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SINIC WORLD

East Asian cultural sphere

Sinic World sharing

Confucian ethical philosophy, 

Buddhism

Political and legal structures

Common writing system

The core regions:

China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan and Vietnam,  

Mongolia and parts of Central Asia included.

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Principles of formation

Pictograms 象形字 xiàngxíngzì

木 日 月

2. Simple ideograms 指事字 zhǐshìzì

上 下 本

3. Compound ideograms会意字 huìyìzì

明 休 好

4.Rebus假借字 jiǎjièzì

莫  其

5.Phono-semantic (pictophonetic)

形声字 xíngshēngzì  河  想

6. Transformed cognates转注字 zhuǎnzhùzì

  考  老

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  • xièxie
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