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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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Only now do I understand the charismatic power of the Duke of Zhou and why Zhou ruled as kings." The things Hanzi saw were presumably the old authoritative documents and ritual guidelines of Zhou.
(60) Further, while Vermeulen and van den Akker are very clear that metamodernism is neither a movement nor a philosophy, (61) theorists such as Brent Cooper define it as a movement, (62) Hanzi Freinacht defines it as a philosophy, (63) and Abramson claims it can be construed in either of these ways.
She said: "Sometimes I come home to dry seeds, prepare food, help my parents wash clothes and teach my brother to write Hanzi."
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN General Assembly, 1948; 1989 respectively) define traditional or cultural practices considered 'harmful' as those that hold negative consequences for the physical or psychological health of affected individuals and have adverse social and political implications (Hanzi, 2006).
Martha O[yen]AaAaAeAcDonovan, 25, had been accused of calling Zimbabwean President Robe Mugabe, 93, a "sick man" in a Twitter post, while O[yen]AaAaAeAcDonovan deni the allegations, calling them "baseless and malicious." O[yen]AaAaAeAcDonovan[yen]Aa lawyer, Rose Hanzi, told the court that a subversion charge was illegal because police did not inform the woman of it when she was taken from her home in the capital, Harare, on Friday morning.
The backs of the cardboard figures were white, marked with graphological waves of joined initials in a range of alphabets, Latinate, Cyrillic, Indic, Hanzi, occasional hearts and gum spots, and, of course, there were cardboard stands inserted into the backs so the figures could remain vertical, but from the back, they looked even less human and more like window displays the shop neglected to ever put back into storage.
Hanane Hanzi, from Bedaya Centre said that conference reflected Bedaya's mission to provide Qatari youth with career development and entrepreneurship services and the participants are passionate about being social entrepreneurs.
As Timothy Potts wrote in the catalogue to the Fitzwilliam Museum's 2012 exhibition 'The Search for Immortality: Tomb Treasures of Han China': 'The foundational nature of this achievement is reflected in the fact "Han" has ever since been an epithet for the quintessentially Chinese: the Chinese language is Hanyu, the Chinese script is Hanzi, and the people who derive from the territories of the empire [...] are Hanren.'
In standard Chinese these characters are called Hanzi. Chinese language has thousands of characters but if a person has a vocabulary of around 3000-4000 characters, he/she can easily read newspaper, magazines etc.