Information on the Chinese Languages
In an attempt to increase literacy in China, the government of the People’s Republic of China started to simplify their method of writing Chinese characters and thus created the language that is now “simplified Mandarin”. By doing so, two different versions of written Chinese resulted: traditional Chinese, which is used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau, and simplified Chinese. It is easy for a native speaker to differentiate between the two.
Chinese Translation Service offers professional Chinese translation services in these three Chinese languages:
- Simplified Mandarin or simplified Chinese
- Traditional Mandarin or traditional Chinese
Simplified Mandarin, or simplified Chinese, is officially used in Mainland China, Singapore, Malaysia and the United Nations.
Traditional Mandarin is the written language and officially used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.
Cantonese, a form of traditional Mandarin, is used to refer to the spoken language of the Canton Province of South East of China, which includes Hong Kong, Macau, Guangdong, Guangxi, and Hainan.