Martin asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 8 months ago

What is the main difference between Cantonese, Mandarin, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese ?

I'd ask my gf but she can't speak English very well ( Shes Chinese lol )

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    8 months ago
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    Cantonese and Mandarin are different languages (though, confusingly, called "dialects").  Traditional Chinese is the "florid" way of writing.  Simplified Chinese is just that - a simpler, less ornate way of writing.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    They're all mutually unintelligible dialects of Chinese.

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    • Pontus
      Lv 7
      8 months agoReport

      Traditional Chinese refers to the form of the characters used.  Simplified is an alternate, less complicated set of forms.   Note, there are many other Chinese languages, not just Cantonese & Mandarin. 

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