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In my opinion, there are no similar origins or any historical connections between these two words. 宴 means 宴请 here. It's a verb. And the word 宴席 is also a modern Chinese word widely used in our daily life. 筵 means 竹席. You can find it's composed with 竹 on top, so apparently it is a noun. 筵席 is more or less too formal and ancient for daily use. I will never ...


You can look at the question from a number of different aspects: Reading & Writing: as discussed, if you know Chinese then learning Kanji won't have such a high steep learning curve. However, having to deal with other writing systems makes it more difficult. If you know Japanese then it is easier to move to just one writing system. Speaking & ...

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