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Poll regarding those who can meaninfully read chinese (ie. comprehend an entire article in Chinese) 

82%
3,669 deviants said I can't read chinese at all
8%
378 deviants said I can read simplified Chinese, but cannot read traditional Chinese
6%
267 deviants said I can read both
3%
143 deviants said I can read traditional Chinese, but cannot read simplified Chinese

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:iconoepulse:
OEPulse Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I can speak and read both :D
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:iconlightning037:
lightning037 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can speak, read and write both fluently ~.~ I'm a full Chinese so yeah haha
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duranin Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Traditional, represent.. :D

I'm not completely literate (lacking in vocabulary) but fluent in speaking/listening. I can read most commonly used words/phrases and for everything else, there's contextual clues and radicals.
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:iconbobthefairycat:
BobTheFairyCat Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist
as my mom is taiwanese and i live in canada, i have not learned to read or write chinese although i can understand and speak. but thats not really an excuse.... i have no idea about any of the simplified characters, but i can recognize some traditional ones~
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fatetastarossa Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
I can understand japanese a little bit but can't read hahaha T^T
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Rinsakikanamekohai Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know Japanese so technically i know how to read Chinese
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:iconchurien:
churien Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
I use simplified more than traditional but since most of my manga are in traditional chinese I often get to read traditional 8D;;
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:iconnina-li:
Nina-li Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i can't read chinese or other language. English is the only language I know.
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Yokaimoon666 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
my grandpa is Chinese well... Jamaican but his parents were Chinese so they taught him and he taught me just a little, can't say I know the language well enough, just enough to read the menu when I go to an authentic Chinese restaurant in China Town :XD:
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:iconpie-chrstn:
pie-chrstn Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can read simplified but i struggle with some traditional words..
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:iconmianna:
mianna Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm a bit rusty and I'll need a dictionary, but I can read things like news articles in both traditional and simplified and get the general idea.
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:iconluinelle:
luinelle Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Filmographer
I'm an ABC so I can only read some. And only traditional. I can never read simplified omg
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:iconindigoblue86:
indigoblue86 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
God, I wish I could! Chinese is a very beautiful language!
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Bellatorpoeta1 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Not Chinese but I can easily read traditional. Simplified takes a bit longer but I can still 看得懂。
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:iconkuryuki:
kuryuki Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
*feels a little proud to be the 5% that can read both*
but I'm sure some of those that said they can't read either are not of chinese background ^^
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:iconlcolourless:
lcolourless Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm chinese, so both~
简体繁体都可以~
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:iconmashiro-chi:
Mashiro-chi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i'm Chinese, so both.
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:iconx-akiyamamio-x:
x-AkiyamaMio-x Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can read simplified best, but I'm able to decipher most traditional if I try hard >.< May I ask why?
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:iconameryliz:
Ameryliz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well... I'm learning Chinese since September, so... I am not going to vote this time ^^;
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:iconrowankanon:
RowanKanon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
懂繁體看簡體就不難了,習慣就好囉~
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:iconthomasng:
thomasng Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist
Not really, I know of too many Hong Kongers who cannot read simplified Chinese.
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:iconsymsn:
symsn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
I'm Chinese, so I can read both.
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:icondaylight23:
DayLight23 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Nothing at all...yet! I will learn it one day! =O
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:iconkuro-hikari-no-ikuto:
Kuro-Hikari-no-Ikuto Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nothing at all owo""
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:iconmiffthemorfin:
MIFFthemorfin Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
I can read french.
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Kagamika Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm better at traditional. I mostly know simple characters and a few harder ones. I can speak Chinese, but end up mixing English in. m(__ __)m Awkward when my family notices my French and Japanese are so much better.
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huyutfsakura Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconotlplz: I can't speak, write, or read Chinese. Although I'm working on reading, writing, and speaking Korean (it's going very well!! I think I'm at intermediate) :iconlazeplz:
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:iconnightmargin:
NightMargin Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
both but simplified takes 5000000000 less hours to read
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:iconkanonyui:
kanonyui Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
I am Chinese actually, but simplified Chinese is better~
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:iconchwan79:
chwan79 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
learned it in simplified but eventually able to read in traditional as well, newspaper here using a combination of both
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LovelyMilk Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I took mandarin for 2 years, and have been studying Japanese so I do recognize a lot of traditional... but I don't think I could read a Chinese newspaper without a dictionary!
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:iconlily846:
lily846 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
All I can do is speak Mandarin and recognize easy words in traditional. Simplified is hard.
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momonnga57 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Artist
I can roughly guess bits and pieces because of my Japanese, but at most, I could only guess what the writing was about. (When it comes to speaking in Chinese, I'm 100% unable XD)
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:iconlightoflaurelin:
LightOfLaurelin Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Lol, being Chinese, but born in the U.S. I can speak really well, but I'm illiterate... XD
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:iconaudey-san:
Audey-san Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can read simplified, but I can also read some traditional Chinese. Still better at simplified though.
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:icontorikita:
torikita Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The options are a little too restrictive for me to answer, but I chose being able to read traditional over simplified Chinese. It's a bit of a stretch, though, as I have only over a school year of knowledge under my belt. That's likely not enough to comprehend a whole article, but I think I can figure it out via looking characters up on web dictionaries and such. I can speak the language as I am an American-born Chinese. :)
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:iconkori-hibana:
kori-hibana Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm a CBC, and my parents are forcing me to take chinese lessons, lol AND I'm cantonese xD
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EvilMadMuffin Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:O Amazing how many people got knowledge about Chinese... if it would be that easy to learn ...
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:iconevilmadmuffin:
EvilMadMuffin Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dafaq - my english is become worse again :/
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:iconevilmadmuffin:
EvilMadMuffin Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... aww I shut up xD
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:iconanjsworld:
Anjsworld Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student
i know NO Chinese XD sorry ><
im learning french =w=
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:iconrookface:
rookface Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can count the Chinese characters I can read on my hands, but that's only because I've learnt the onyomi in Japanese. Ha! Literally no help whatsoever.
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:iconlightsyde:
Lightsyde Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I can read or write chinese, but I can draw chinese. :icondragonnodplz:
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:iconrifeefee:
Rifeefee Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My Chinese sucks :P, but I know simplified
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:iconiwantcocomilk:
IwantCocoMilk Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
早日康复~ ;w;
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:iconfishupantsu:
fishupantsu Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
<-- relies on chinese a lot
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:iconluckytenshi:
LuckyTenshi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
\O/ both altough my reading an writing skills are :iconmingplz:
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:iconoddish-enigma:
oddish-enigma Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL i feel the same way xp
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:iconfan-gogh:
Fan-Gogh Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yep, I can both read write and speak chinese :) because I am chinese lol
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:iconpeiyuu:
peiyuu Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
I speak it, but I can only read Google Translate :')
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