As a learner of Madarin Chinese, being able to write Chinese characters is a huge part of studying. Even though I learned how to actually write Chinese characters with hours and hours of hard practice, most of the communication I am involved with that requires Chinese characters is all digital: on the computer or smartphone. However, programs such as Word and PowerPoint only offer limited ways to write in Chinese characters if you have a non-Chinese version installed. This can be quite boring and annoying when creating presentations or simply writing a beautiful letter with Word.
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Recently someone wrote me with a problem. She had a book-length manuscript, most of which was in English. It also had some Chinese characters interspersed throughout the text. She needed to make some alterations to just the parts in Chinese characters and was hoping to avoid going through the entire Microsoft Word document line by line and changing the Chinese characters phrase by phrase. That could have taken hours or even days. First, the simplest and easiest way. Then Find away.
Hello my name is Maria. Please contact me using the details below. Otherwise your teacher will tell us off! Get on those Chinese apps or talking with Chinese friends on WeChat to practice! Most Chinese learners will have learned the characters through the pinyin, so will know which letters of the alphabet build which sound.
Although there are many similarities between punctuation in written Chinese and English, there are some interesting additions within the Chinese language. To write using Chinese characters and punctuation using your computer or mobile phone, you need to set up a Chinese keyboard on your device. You can find out how to do this on our Chinese keyboard page , complete with instructional images.