Recently, I’ve seen the topic of writing Chinese come up on a few forum threads, and in every single one there’s been a response saying something along the lines of this:

“Knowing how to write Chinese characters doesn’t matter. In this day and age, you can type them in on a computer instead.”

Does knowing how to write characters matter?

  • Yes, it's an integral part of learning a language. (85%, 35 Votes)
  • Yes, but only after becoming a fully literate reader. (7%, 3 Votes)
  • No, we can do all of our writing on computers. (7%, 3 Votes)
  • No, we just should use pinyin for characters we don't know. (1%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 41

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