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In Mandarin, how do you say, "Although the U.S. states are very similar to each other, they also share many differences,"?

In Mandarin, how do you say, "Although the U.S. states are very similar to each other, they also share many differences,"? Topic: How to say hi in chinese writing paper
June 25, 2019 / By Alise
Question: I am currently writing a paper about the similarities/differences between Alabama and California for my Chinese class, but I have no idea how to say, "Although the U.S. states are very similar to each other, they also share many differences." I know about the different comparison forms (比,没有,不比,A 跟/和 B【不】一样), but none of them seem to work in this case. Right now I have, "虽然美国的五十个州很相似,例如美国人尊重对言论自由,但是也有很多差别," but that doesn't feel right.
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Ultan Ultan | 6 days ago
Hi, you can try this: 美国的50州有些方面很相同,有些方面很不同。My Chinese teacher always said to better express things in a simple way rather than too complicated (less room for error). Good luck!
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Of course Taiwanese mandarin is slightly different, every country has it's own slang. You should be able to understand mandarin in Taiwanese but beware my boyfriend said most Taiwanese really don't like the china accent. I do believe though that the chinese don't particularly enjoy listening to the Taiwanese accent either though. Anyway, if you're a foreigner learning chinese I doubt your beijing accent is that strong anyway. Also, Taiwanese actually have their own language; Taiwanese. Often they will speak mandarin and then switch into Taiwanese for a certain word or phrase. It is more the old people that speak Taiwanese most of the time. So while you will be able to understand their mandarin you will probably be confused when they switch to Taiwanese. Also I'm sure you've figured this out by now, but Chinese read/write simplified characters while Taiwanese read/write traditional characters. And yes, there is a huge difference. :) Good luck~!!
Ultan Originally Answered: What are the differences between the Taiwanese mandarin and PRC mandarin?
Taiwanese Mandarin is a Mandarin language with a different accent. Taiwanese people don't say errr and roll their tongues when speaking Mandarin. People in Northern China, speak with the errr sound and roll tongues. The Taiwanese Mandarin and the PRC Mandarin are compared to American English and British English. They are mutually intelligible with each other.
Ultan Originally Answered: What are the differences between the Taiwanese mandarin and PRC mandarin?
Mandarin is Mandarin. The ruling class of Taiwan were Peking-centered Chinese who were pushed out of the Peking area by Mao. They first fled south, and then eventually over to Taiwan. The original Taiwanese of course had their own version of Chinese, but the influx of a million or more Mandarin speaking people that came along with Tchiang Kai Check in the middle of the last century made them an unimportant minority. What your'll hear and use in Taiwan is straight and unadulterated Mandarin.

Ripley Ripley
I'm Chinese, there is no difference between different dialect' writing system, only one writing system, but different pronunciations. your first sentence is not accurate, 州 cannot be 相似, you must andd an object to describe what or which part is similar, 虽然美国的五十个州有很多相似的地方, now the similar becomes an attribute定语. Second sentence is completely wrong, first the subject should be 五十个州, not 美国人, no need to add 对, you may use "例如尊重言论自由“, or if you want to add 对, you may use "例如对言论自由的尊重”. the last sentence has no grammar mistake, but is not beautiful, 但仍有很多不同, 仍 emphasizes the semanteme. But I suggest you to delete the second sentence, describe the similarities before the whole scetence, and describe the differences between 50 states after that sentence. Final example:”虽然美国各州有很多相似的地方,但仍有很多不同。" or you could also use "美国各州和而不同“, Chinese is a high context language, you should make the sentence as short(not means simple) as possible.
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Ripley Originally Answered: Legal differences between Canada and the United States? Eh?
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Ripley Originally Answered: Legal differences between Canada and the United States? Eh?
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