Chinese character

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Chinese character

n.
1. Any of the set of symbols used to write Chinese, each of which represents a single, usually monosyllabic word or morpheme.
2. Any of these symbols used to write the words, morphemes, or sounds of other languages, as one of the kanji of Japanese.
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Translations
caractère chinois
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How comfortable are you in the humorous aspect of the Han character, his wisecracks and all that?
Mobile phone games could offer a way to teach Han characters to children in rural.
The lead non-Han characters, on the other hand, are violators of the same social mores, laws, and values dear to the Han characters. Displaying animal-like barbarity, they prioritize the carnal over the mind and spirit, abandoning themselves to lust and impetuously acting on their emotional impulses.
This corrected a large number of problems noted for some fields of the database and added many new types of data about Han characters. Implementers concerned with CJK should definitely update their Unihan.txt data to Version 4.0.1.
In China the Han characters are called Hanzi; in Japan, the Han characters are called Kanji, and in Korean, they are called Hanja.
The Japanese also use kanji or "Han characters" borrowed from Chinese, together with two syllabary systems called katakana and hiragana.