Questions tagged [characters]

Questions about the Chinese characters, called Hanzi, about their characteristics and everything that relates to them.

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Unknown Traditional Chinese characters on lacquered boards

I'm a East Asian preparing to celebrate the Lunar New Year and have been given these pictures of lacquered boards from my father. The first picture I suspect contains stylized Seal scripts. I cannot ...
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Can someone tell me if this script is correct?

I'm trying to write in full cursive with my own personal style and this is one of my first letterings. I'm quite happy and I think that it does look readable, but I'm afraid that the two long line I ...
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Can someone help me translate this? (Characters identified: 傅璋)

Can someone help me translate this? Thank you - AP
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What's the difference between 囚犯, 囚徒, 犯人 and 囚 and how does it affect any sentence?

I was searching online so i found out that there are several meanings for the word "prisoner" and i couldn't find the differences or a reason for it, therefore i'd like some help for this.
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Is there a breakdown of the simplification scheme into methods?

For the second round of simplification (actually, its second part), there is a scheme dividing the processes into classes by the method used, such as: leaving only part of the character that leaves ...
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Is there a kanji tattoo meaning e.g. “live your life” or “love your life” or “be yourself”?

I'm thinking of getting a tattoo on my wrist, one saying: "Live your life" or "love your life" or "be yourself" in kanji. (Not more then 2 characters if possible.) I asked on the Japanese Stack ...
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Composed forms of radicals in unicode

Unicode appears to define the composed forms of some radicals (e.g. 725C 牜or 2EA9 ⺩), but far from all (e.g. the left-half version of 6728 木). Yet there are texts (e.g. figure 18.7 in chapter 18 of ...
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Chinese character dictionary with radicals

Is there a Chinese dictionary which lists all Chinese characters together with the radicals they are composed of, as well as their positions? For example, for the character 她, I'd expect something ...
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How would you write the years 1951 and 1964 in Chinese characters?

I know how to write the normal way to write numbers in Chinese but I wanted to know how to write years can anyone help me out? I really like the idea of getting this tattoed on me and I would like to ...
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Small Seal Request

I am currenly looking for the small seal character for the words 生 (Sheng) and 智 (Hui)? Which I cannot find in the wiktionary.
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Heisig's Learning the Hanzi books

Has anyone used the Heisig Remembering the Simplified/Traditional Hanzi? I've read that the traditional version is better. Any recommendations on whether it's better to use traditional book and then ...