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What Chinese food did the Japanese wait 2000 years to taste?
Do Japanese and Chinese people have the same alphabet?
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What actors and actresses appeared in Taste of China - 2000?
Asked in English Language
Is the Japanese Alphabet the same as the American alphabet?
Are Japanese and Chinese the same thing?
How many total characters are in all combined Japanese alphabets?
Do china and japan speak the same language?
No. In fact the languages are not even remotely related. The reason people think they are similar is that Japanese uses about 2000 Chinese characters in its writing system. Chinese is a syllabic language: units of meaning are typically 1 syllable long. Japanese has mostly multi-syllabic words. Chinese dialects also use tone to indicate meaning. Japanese doesn't have this feature.
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What animal represents 2000 on the Chinese calendar?
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Why do Chinese and Japanese look the same?
They have similarities, because Japanese written language is mostly based on Chinese. The Japanese use around 2000 symbolic characters called Kanji, which each represent a full word or concept and are directly borrowed from Chinese. Unlike Chinese though they also have a phonetic text which can be written two ways depending on the exact word. These are called Katakana and Hiragana, and are more of an alphabet-based way of writing things, useful for imported words.