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What is the Chinese language like?

  1. It has no inflection of words to indicate person, gender, number, tense, or mood. The meaning of a sentence relies on the context and word order.
  2. It is tonal language. There are many Chinese words whose meanings are differentiated by which of the 4 tones is assigned to them.
  3. It consists of a large number of dialects, which share the same written form but can be unintelligible when spoken.
  4. Written form of the language consists of square-shaped characters, and each of which is formed by a number of strokes.
  5. Radicals often provide clues to the meaning of the character, there are around 50 radicals often be used in modern Chinese.

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