Romanization of Chinese is the use of the Latin alphabet to transliterate Chinese. Chinese uses a logographic script and its characters do not represent phonemes directly. There have been many systems using Roman characters to represent Chinese throughout history. Linguist Daniel Kane recalls, "It used to be said that sinologists had to be like musicians, who might compose in one key and readily transcribe into other keys. There are many uses for Chinese Romanization.
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This article will follow the basic outline of my Sensible Chinese Character Course. First up, depending on where you are in your Chinese journey you may be OK to wait a while before learning Chinese characters. A Great Wall of Chinese. Granted, the first couple of weeks of Chinese can be rough. However, once you get over this difficulty hump and start to understand a bit more about how Chinese works — a bit more about the logic of Chinese — then the language becomes very approachable.
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