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* In China, people state their last names (family names) first, and first names (given names) last. I call myself [[Li]] [[Boxiao]] in China ([[Li]] is my family name), but in western countries, I call myself [[Boxiao]] [[Li]], following the western tradition.
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<div style="clear: both; border: 2px solid #ffe2e2e2e2ff; background-color: #fff5f5e2e2ff;"> <div style="background-color: #e2e2fff8f8ff; border: 2px solid #e2e2ff; border-bottom: none; padding-top: 0.3em; padding-bottom: 0.3em; font-size: large;" align="center">'''Syllables in Chinese'''</div>
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* Mandarin Chinese only has [[:Category:Single_Syllable|408 syllables]] (consider how many syllables there are in English). In this sense, Chinese is easier than English.

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