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Discussion in 'All Languages' started by Encolpius, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Encolpius

    Encolpius Senior Member

    Prague
    Hungarian
    Hello, not long ago I opened a similar thread. Do you say read&write or write&read when referring pupils what they learn, etc... Thanks.

    English: read & write
    Hungarian: írni-olvasni [write & read]
    Czech: číst a psát [read & write]
     
  2. AquisM Senior Member

    Hong Kong
    English/Cantonese
    In Chinese, we don´t usually refer to learning to read and write specifically, but when we talk about the four basic skills of learning a language, we usually say it in the following order: 聽說讀寫/听说读写 (listening, speaking, reading, writing).
     
  3. Grefsen

    Grefsen Senior Member

    Southern California
    English - United States
    In American English (AE) "read & write" sounds much more natural to me than "write & read."

    谢谢! Thank you for sharing this. It's very important to be a good listener when you are learning a new language. :thumbsup:
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2013
  4. Rallino Moderatoúrkos

    Ankara
    Turkish
    In Turkish: okuma yazma (reading writing).
     
  5. Encolpius

    Encolpius Senior Member

    Prague
    Hungarian
    German: lesen und schreiben [read-write]
    Slovene: brati in pisati [read-write]

    I'm afraid we are the only write-read nations. :)
     
  6. Rallino Moderatoúrkos

    Ankara
    Turkish
    You're not alone :) As far as I know, Greeks also say it that way:

    γραφή και ανάγνωση - writing and reading.
     

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