Happy new year!!! (新年快乐！/ xīnnián kuàilè) I’ve recently just returned to Taiwan from my vacation in Sydney (悉尼 xīní).
All Chinese characters are logograms, but several different types can be identified, based on the manner in which they are formed or derived. There are a handful which derive from pictographs (象形 pinyin: xiàngxíng) and a number which are ideographic (指事 zhǐshì) in origin, including compound ideographs (會意 huìyì)...
Chinese characters In Standard Chinese, they are called hanzi (simplified Chinese: 汉字; traditional Chinese: 漢字, lit "Han characters"). They have been adapted to write a number of other languages, including Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese.
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