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In Traditional Chinese, 台 and 臺 are two different characters with different meanings, but which have the same pronunciation in Mandarin and other dialects. In Simplified Chinese, there is only the character 台, and no 臺. The mapping from Traditional to Simplified is (essentially) many-to-one. Both the Traditional Chinese characters 台 and 臺 are mapped to the ...


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In simplified Chinese, both would be 台, easy peasy. Otherwise, things get complicated. Sometimes 台 is just an alternative form for 臺, which is the case for Taiwan: you can write 臺灣 or 台灣, both are acceptable, although the former is considered more formal. In the case of 台山, that is the correct name already, so you can't write 臺山 because 臺 is not an ...


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The difference between 台 and 臺 is that 台 is a 简体字, 臺 is a 繁体字. The meaning of 台 and 臺 is the same. There are two kinds of Chinese characters, Traditional Chinese (繁體字) and Simplified Chinese (简体字). In Taiwan, people use Traditional Chinese, but in the mainland, people use Simplified Chinese. In ancient China, people used Traditional Chinese. Around 1910, ...


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What about 台 and 臺? 台 is both "simplified" and "alternative", 臺 is "traditional". 臺 seems to be the "correct" traditional form for Taiwan, but I've never seen it in reference to Taishan (台山) in Guangdong, even in all references pre-1949, etc. How is it determined in "traditional" usage when to use the one or the other? (In simplified usage 台 is just ...



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