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I am a native Chinese speaker. Knowing exactly the meanings of the words "複" and "復" is a key to a solution of your problem. The word "複" has a meaning of "double". For example, "複數" means "complex number", because a complex number can be loosely viewed as a pair of real numbers. So "複習" means "study or learn again". The word "復" has a meaning of "re-". ...


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While 複 and 復 are pronounced exactly the same in modern Mandarin Chinese with the exact same tones (fù) and are both written as 复 in Simplified Chinese, they originally had different pronunciations. 複 was pronounced with an unvoiced initial consonant in Middle Chinese (ca. 600), /pjuk/, while 復 had a voiced initial consonant, /bjuk/. Because both words ...


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Native Simplified Chinese user, no expert on Traditional Chinese. But according to what I found, both of them are OK, in Taiwan Traditional Chinese at least. I looked it up in a Traditional Chinese online dictionary (http://dict.revised.moe.edu.tw/cgi-bin/newDict/dict.sh?idx=dict.idx&cond=%BD%C6%B2%DF&pieceLen=50&fld=1&cat=&imgFont=1) ...


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@Stan very right! The distinction sometimes made between the different origins of what today (and has been so for thousands of years) is indistinguishable from 月 is entirely misguided, artificial, and continues to fail. Blatantly, the Ministry of Education tries to prescribe a somewhat boiled-down version of the 'Original Sin' (that was started during the ...



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