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Chinese characters can have multiple meanings and multiple pronunciations. You figure out the intended pronunciation and meaning based on the context. In the context 睡觉 (Shuìjiào,"go to sleep"), the pronunciation is jiào and the meaning is "(a period of) sleep". In the context 感觉 (Gǎnjué, "feeling"), the pronunciation is jué and it contributes the meaning ...


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TL;DR Long Answer From the oracle script to the seal script, character 龍 evolved from simple to complex. The seal script was already very similar to 龍. However later, variants (there were too many!) 𢅛 and 尨 appeared: Dictionary 集韻 (1037 AD) 古作[...]𢅛(帝+尨). The ancient forms for 龍 are [...] 𢅛(帝+尨) [...]. ...


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I literally just read an article about how foreign sinologists choose their English names. The article: http://daily.zhihu.com/story/8231370 Reference links: http://www.haijiaoshi.com/archives/722 You can totally assemble characters for each syllable. But in a smart way. For example 韦闻笛(Wendi)、爱莲心(Allinson)、 白之(Birch) So Alessandro will be 亚历山德罗,or for ...


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I didn't find any existing statistics online so I wrote a simple program to do the job. Source data was downloaded from SouGou web dictionary 2006(see here), a vocabulary consists of a totality of 468,949 words. Since you don't need this for research purposes I will only list partial results below. If you need the whole list of 6,143 characters just leave a ...



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