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Chinese and Japanese speaking countries. Countries </>
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Countries where Chinese and Japanese is an official language. Countries
China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Taiwan
Japan
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Total count of countries where Chinese and Japanese is official language. Total No. Of Countries
5
10
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1
14
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Countries where Chinese and Japanese is a native language. National Language
China, Taiwan
Japan
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Countries where Chinese and Japanese languages are spoken as a non-native language. Second Language
Republic of Brazil
Not spoken in any of the countries
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Continent wise Chinese and Japanese speaking countries. Speaking Continents
Asia
Asia, Pacific
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Countries where small group of people speak Chinese and Japanese languages. Minority Language
Indonesia, Malaysia
Palau
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Organizations that administrates and maintains the Chinese and Japanese languages. Regulated By
Chinese Language Standardization Council, National Commission on Language and Script Work, Promote Mandarin Council
Agency for Cultural Affairs (文化庁) at the Ministry of Education
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Interesting facts about Chinese and Japanese languages. Interesting Facts
  • Chinese language is tonal, since meaning of a word changes according to its tone.
  • In Chinese language, there is no grammatical distinction between singular or plural, no declination of verbs according to tense, mood and aspect.
  • In Japanese Language, there are 4 different ways to address people: kun, chan, san and sama.
  • There are many words in Japanese language which end with vowel letter, which determines the structure and rhythm of Japanese.
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The languages to which Chinese and Japanese are similar. Similar To
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Korean Language
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The language through which Chinese and Japanese are derived from. Derived From
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Set of letters used in Chinese and Japanese languages. Alphabets </>
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Image of Chinese and Japanese alphabets. Alphabets in
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Total number of letters used in Chinese and Japanese languages. Alphabets
26
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99
40
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Phonology is the study of sounds in language. Phonology
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Speech sound produced when breath flows out through human mouth without being blocked by the teeth, tongue or lips. How Many Vowels
24
20
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5
3
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Speech sound in which the air is at least partly blocked. How Many Consonants
23
13
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14
4
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Writing system used by Chinese and Japanese languages. Scripts
Chinese Characters and derivatives
Kana
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The direction in which Chinese and Japanese languages are written (Some languages are written in right-to-left or left-to-right direction) and this depends on scripts used. Writing Direction
Left-To-Right, Horizontal and Top-To-Bottom
Left-To-Right, Horizontal and Top-To-Bottom
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Is Chinese and Japanese hard to learn? Hard to Learn
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Learning levels in Chinese and Japanese languages to become proficient. Language Levels
6
5
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5
4
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Time required to learn Chinese and Japanese languages. Time Taken to Learn
88 weeks
12
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88 weeks
12
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Basic useful phrases in Chinese and Japanese Languages. Greetings </>
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HELLO in Chinese and Japanese. Hello
您好 (Nín hǎo)
こんにちは (Kon'nichiwa)
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THANK YOU in Chinese and Japanese. Thank You
谢谢 (Xièxiè)
ありがとう (Arigatō)
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HOW ARE YOU? in Chinese and Japanese. How Are You?
你好吗? (Nǐ hǎo ma?)
お元気ですか (O genki desu ka?)
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GOOD NIGHT in Chinese and Japanese. Good Night
晚安 (Wǎn'ān)
おやすみなさい (Oyasuminasai)
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GOOD EVENING in Chinese and Japanese. Good Evening
晚上好 (Wǎnshàng hǎo)
こんばんは (Konbanwa)
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GOOD AFTERNOON in Chinese and Japanese. Good Afternoon
下午好 (Xiàwǔ hǎo)
こんにちは (Konnichiwa!)
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GOOD MORNING in Chinese and Japanese. Good Morning
早安 (Zǎo ān)
おはよう (Ohayō)
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PLEASE in Chinese and Japanese. Please
请 (Qǐng)
お願いします (Onegaishimasu)
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SORRY in Chinese and Japanese. Sorry
遗憾 (Yíhàn)
ごめんなさい (Gomen'nasai)
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BYE in Chinese and Japanese. Bye
再见 (Zàijiàn)
さようなら (Sayōnara)
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I LOVE YOU in Chinese and Japanese. I Love You
我爱你 (Wǒ ài nǐ)
愛しています (Aishiteimasu)
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EXCUSE ME in Chinese and Japanese. Excuse Me
劳驾 (Láojià)
すみません (Sumimasen)
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Forms of language which belongs to specific region or group of people. Dialects </>
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Varieties of Chinese and Japanese languages. Dialect 1
Mandarin
Sanuki
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Dialect 1 speaking regions. Where They Speak
China, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan
Kagawa
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Dialect 1 speaking population. How Many People Speak
960,000,000.00
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1,000,000.00
28
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Varieties of Chinese and Japanese languages. Dialect 2
Wu
Hakata
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Dialect 2 speaking regions. Where They Speak
China, United States of America
Fukuoka
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Dialect 2 speaking population. How Many People Speak
80,000,000.00
1
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Varieties of Chinese and Japanese languages. Dialect 3
Yue
Kansai
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Dialect 3 speaking regions. Where They Speak
China, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam
kansai
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Dialect 3 speaking population. How Many People Speak
60,000,000.00
2
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Total number of dialects used in Chinese and Japanese languages. Total No. Of Dialects
10
11
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31
26
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Total count of people speaking Chinese and Japanese languages. How Many People Speak </>
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Total count of people speaking Chinese and Japanese languages in the world. How Many People Speak?
1,051.00 million
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128.00 million
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Total percentage of world population speaking Chinese and Japanese languages. Speaking Population
16.00 %
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1.90 %
10
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Total count of people speaking Chinese and Japanese as first language or mother tongue. Native Speakers
873.00 million
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128.00 million
9
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Number of people speaking Chinese and Japanese as second language or as non-native language. Second Language Speakers
178.00 million
3
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Local name of Chinese and Japanese languages in it’s own script. Native Name
中文 (zhōngwén)
日本語
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Alias or other names of Chinese and Japanese Languages. Alternative Names
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Name of Chinese and Japanese in French Language. French Name
chinois
japonais
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Name of Chinese and Japanese in German Language. German Name
Chinesisch
Japanisch
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Pronunciation means the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) of words. IPA is an alphabetic system of phonetic script based on Latin Alphabet. Pronunciation
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/nihoɴɡo/: [nihõŋɡo], [nihõŋŋo]
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Ethnicity is category of people which belong to common ancestral, social, cultural group. Ethnic group belong to same national experience, basically an inherited status. Ethnicity
Han
Japanese (Yamato)
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History of Chinese and Japanese languages. History </>
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Evolution period of Chinese and Japanese languages. Origin
1250 BC
1185
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Language Family is the common ancestor through which all the languages under this family are related. Language Family
Sino-Tibetan Family
Japonic Family
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Language Family is divided into branches and further branches are divided into groups called subgroups. Subgroup
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Language Family is divided into smaller units called as branch. Branch
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There are three forms of language. Language Forms
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Development stages of Chinese and Japanese languages in it’s earlier period. Early Forms
No early forms
Old Japanese, Early Middle Japanese, Late Middle Japanese and Early Modern Japanese
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A standard form is a language variety that is used in governments, in media, in schools and for international communication. Standard Forms
Standard Chinese
Japanese
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Rank of Chinese and Japanese languages based on total number of native speakers. Language Position
1
1
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8
8
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Signed forms are manually coded languages which are representation of oral languages in gesture and visual form which is signed version of oral languages. Sign languages are used by deaf communities. Signed Forms
Wenfa Shouyu 文法手語 ("Grammatical Sign Language", Signed Mandarin (Taiwan))
Signed Japanese
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Scope of Chinese and Japanese languages Scope
Individual
Individual
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Chinese and Japanese languages code. Code </>
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of language which is represented by two letters. ISO 639 1
zh
ja
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of language which is represented by three letters. ISO 639 2
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ISO 639 2/T is the terminology ISO 639 2 code of Chinese and Japanese languages. ISO 639 2/T
zho
jpn
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ISO 639 2/B is bibliographic ISO 639 2 code of Chinese and Japanese languages. ISO 639 2/B
chi
jpn
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of language which is represented by three letters. ISO 639 3
zho
jpn
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International standard for language code is an abbreviation of language which is represented by four letters. ISO 639 6
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Comprehensive list of families, languages, dialects that is unique identifier code consisting of four letters and four digits. Glottocode
sini1245
nucl1643
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Two digits + one to six letters code is the linguasphere of Chinese and Japanese language. Linguasphere
79-AAA
45-CAA-a
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Types of Chinese and Japanese Languages. Types of Language
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Type of Chinese and Japanese languages. Language Type
Living
Living
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Linguistic typology is study and classification of languages based on common structural features and forms. Language Linguistic Typology
Subject-Verb-Object
Subject-Object-Verb
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Morphological Typology is classification of languages based on how languages form words by combining morphemes. Language Morphological Typology
Analytic and Isolating
Agglutinative and Synthetic

Chinese vs Japanese Speaking Countries

There are plenty of languages spoken around the world. Every country has its own official language. Compare Chinese vs Japanese speaking countries, so that you will have total count of countries that speak Chinese or Japanese language.

  • Chinese is spoken as a national language in: China, Taiwan.
  • Japanese is spoken as a national language in: Japan.

You will also get to know the continents where Chinese and Japanese speaking countries lie. Based on the number of people that speak these languages, the position of Chinese language is 1 and position of Japanese language is 8. Find all the information about these languages on Chinese and Japanese.

Chinese vs Japanese Language History

Comparison of Chinese vs Japanese language history gives us differences between origin of Chinese and Japanese language. History of Chinese language states that this language originated in 1250 BC whereas history of Japanese language states that this language originated in 1185. Family of the language also forms a part of history of that language. More on language families of these languages can be found out on Chinese and Japanese Language History.

Chinese and Japanese Greetings

People around the world use different languages to interact with each other. Even if we cannot communicate fluently in any language, it will always be beneficial to know about some of the common greetings or phrases from that language. This is where Chinese and Japanese greetings helps you to understand basic phrases in Chinese and Japanese language. Chinese word for "Hello" is 您好 (Nín hǎo) or Japanese word for "Thank You" is ありがとう (Arigatō). Find more of such common Chinese Greetings and Japanese Greetings. These greetings will help you to be more confident when conversing with natives that speak these languages.

Chinese vs Japanese Difficulty

The Chinese vs Japanese difficulty level basically depends on the number of Chinese Alphabets and Japanese Alphabets. Also the number of vowels and consonants in the language plays an important role in deciding the difficulty level of that language. The important points to be considered when we compare Chinese and Japanese are the origin, speaking countries, language family, different greetings, speaking population of these languages. Want to know in Chinese and Japanese, which language is harder to learn? Time required to learn Chinese is 88 weeks while to learn Japanese time required is 88 weeks.