Why learn Traditional HanZi(漢字)?

HanZi(Chinese characters) are ideographs, each character has its own meaning, its shape and meaning won't change as the pronunciation does, HanZi can surmount the restriction of both time and territory. Now we can still read the essay written thousands years ago without any question, people who use different dialects, can still communicate even they do not know what the others speak.

Example: 茶, in Cantonese it is caa4, in PuTongHua it is cha2, in Japanese it is chya(), in Korean it is cha(), four pronunciations are different, but also mean tea.

The Traditional HanZi which currently be in use has been shaped in Han Dynasty(206 BC. To 220 A.D.), and is still being used nowadays, it is irreplaceable and has very history.

All ancient books of China are written in Traditional HanZi, Traditional HanZi is a must to learn if you want to understand the genuine Chinese culture.

Before 20th Century, Traditional HanZi was the official written language of Japan, Korea and Vietnam, these three countries used Traditional HanZi to record their own history, knowledge and literature, if you want to learn the Traditional culture of East Asia, Traditional HanZi is a must.

Simplified HanZi, Japanese Kanji and Korean Hanja which currently be in use are originated from Traditional HanZi, you can read such three kind of characters if you have learned Traditional HanZi.

Example 1: 馬(Traditional HanZi); 马(Simplified HanZi); 馬(Japanese Kanji); 馬(Korean HanZi)
Example 2: 書(Traditional HanZi); 书(Simplified HanZi); 書(Japanese Kanji); 書(Korean HanZi)
Example 3: 龜(Traditional HanZi); 龟(Simplified HanZi); 亀 (Japanese Kanji); 龜(Korean HanZi)
Example 4: 龍(Traditional HanZi); 龙(Simplified HanZi); 竜 (Japanese Kanji); 龍(Korean HanZi)
Example 5: 藝(Traditional HanZi); 艺(Simplified HanZi); 芸 (Japanese Kanji); 藝(Korean HanZi)

There are many repeated characters in Simplified HanZi, so Simplified HanZi is not precise as Traditional HanZi. For example, in Simplified HanZi, 发 has both meanings of 髮(hair) or 發(to emit), 头发黑 has the meanings of頭發黑(head become black) and 頭髮黑(black hair).

Traditional HanZi is wonderful like this, how can we miss it?

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