Asked in Bronze Age
How did writing systems like the Chinese symbols that emerged during the bronze age change over time?
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Asked in English to Chinese
How do you write Chinese writing symbols in Chinese?
Asked in Ancient History
What is the name of Chinese writing?
Asked in Japanese Language and Culture
Why is Japanese considered one of the most difficult writing systems?
What is the difference between Japanese and Chinese written language?
Chinese uses a system of more than 60,000 different symbols that represent words, ideas, and names. Japanese only borrows about 2,000 of these Chinese symbols. It also uses 2 "alphabet-like" systems called syllabaries, which represent sounds. To write a Japanese sentence, you would use a mixture of these three writing systems. A person who only reads Chinese cannot read Japanese, and vice versa. However, they may be able to understand some symbols. [Note that Chinese symbols used in Japanese don't always have the same meaning as they do in Chinese]
Asked in History of China, Cuneiform
How is the ancient Chinese writing systems different from cuneiform and hieroglyphic writing?
Asked in Japan
What are the 3 writing systems in Japan and how many symbols do they have?
Asked in China and Chinese Territories
Does china have the most symbols of any writing system?
In the Chinese writing system what do characters stand for?
Asked in Writing and Composition
How is Chinese writing different from English writing?
There are many differences between Chinese and English, but one example is Chinese uses different grammar than English. Answer: Chinese writing (script) differs from English: It is not an alphabet, each symbol stands for a concept (they are pictographs). The symbols cannot be assigned a single sound. Many symbols have the same sound and meaning but have a different appearance. Sentences are written top down, not left to right
Asked in Ancient Egypt
What 2 kinds of symbols is ancient Egypt writing made up of?
Asked in Death Note (Anime and Manga)
Does the death note manga have Chinese in it?
How do you tell the difference between Chinese and Japanese text at a glance?
The Japanese writing system is based on three main scripts: Kanji (Chinese Characters), Hiragana (a set of symbols that make up different words), and Katakana (another set of symbols used for sounds and foreign borrowings). If you learn to reconize the symbols of Hiragana and Katakana you will be able to defrinciate between the Chinese and Japanese written language. You will only see Kanji in Chinese while Japanese is fused with their own symbols. A chart illustrating the Japanese 'kana' symbols can be found in the related link below.
Asked in Japan, Japanese Language and Culture
How many different writing styles do the Japanese use?
Asked in History of China, English to Chinese
How many Chinese writing symbols are there?
The number of different symbols, compared to writing systems based on an alphabet is incredibly high. Even smaller dictionaries contain as many as 6,000 different characters. The Kangxi dictionary published in 1710 contains some 47,000 characters. The Hanyu dacidian that came out recently in mainland China lists over 60,000 characters. Of course, nobody can remember such a large number of symbols. Actually, there is no need to do that. An average Chinese person might be able to read about 4-5,000 characters which is sufficient to understand almost anything written in Chinese today. But just 3,000 characters constitutes over 90% of newspaper articles.
Asked in History of Asia, South Korea
Why do Koreans write with symbols and not words and letters?
what are you talking about? Koreans don't write with symbols, they have their own alphabet. if you categorize the Korean alphabet as symbols then all the known languages write with symbols technically i guess all the writing systems are symbols because the marks stand for something else like sounds and such
What was the relationship between Chinese and Japanese writing?
Japanese and Chinese writings are different, but in some cases use the same characters. Japanese uses different writing systems: Hirigana - Used for native Japanese words Katakana - Mainly used when writing foreign words Kanji - These are characters that were borrowed from the Chinese Writing Romaji - This is used when writing Japanese characters with the Latin Alphabet Chinese uses characters that they call Hanzi. Hanzi is called by different names in other countries. But in Japanese it is called Kanji. Kanji are the Chinese characters that the Japanese use along with their other writing systems (Hirigana & Katakana) . Though in Japanese one character of Kanji and represent many syllables.