05 Jun '18, 2pm

Do you speak Westernised Chinese? You might already.

Because Chinese is used in so many regions around the world officially and unofficially, it’s difficult to devise a standard on correct Chinese grammar. Unlike English, which is dominated by American and British standards of spelling and grammar, Chinese has no clear domination of a certain standard. Despite China’s cultural influence, other Chinese-using regions like Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan and Hong Kong have sustained their distinctive variation of Chinese. A Chinese speaker can generally recognise where the writer is from from his or her the style of writing.

Full article: https://mothership.sg/2018/06/how-westernised-is-your-chi...

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