Differences Between Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese

 Simple Guide for you to understand the differences between simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese

  • They are two different writing methods of the Chinese characters.
  • For mainland and Singapore readers, translate into Simplified Chinese text, Mandarin style
  • For HK readers, translate into Traditional Chinese text, Cantonese style
  • For Taiwanese readers, translate into Traditional Chinese text, Mandarin style
  • Simplified Chinese (SC) characters have fewer strokes and are easier to write than Traditional Chinese (TC)
  • The rapidly changing world have brought out more and more new words into our daily life, and naturally, these new words may have different local versions in Mainland China, HK and Taiwan respectively.
  • The political isolation between P.R.China and HK, Taiwan for several decades created some slight variation in the style and wording of language.


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