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Is Japanese at all similar to any of the Chinese dialects?

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November 16, 2015 10:48AM

None (maybe a little bit of Mandarin, but the similarities stop there). However the writing is derived from Chinese (which slowly evolved over time) and most if not all have a Chinese style pronunciation ("on-yomi") for kanji.