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  Chinese character - Chinese Character - Chinese
Chinese characters or Han characters (汉字/漢字) are used in the written forms of the Chinese language, and to varying degrees in the Japanese languageJapanese and Korean languageKorean languages (though the latter only in South Korea).
Most Chinese characters, however, are radical-radical compounds, in which each element (radical) of the character hints at the meaning, and radical-phonetic compounds, in which one component (the radical) indicates the kind of concept the character describes, and the other hints at the pronunciation.
The large number of Chinese characters is due to their logographic nature andmdash; for every morpheme there must be a symbol, and sometimes there are variant characters have developed for the same morpheme.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Chinese_character   (3193 words)

  
  Radical (Chinese character) information - Search.com
In the case of the character to the right, “mā” or “mother”, the left part, pronounced nǚ in Mandarin Chinese, happens to be the semantic component and also the section header under which dictionaries list the graph.
Chinese character components, whether semantic or phonetic in role, are the building blocks for all Chinese Hanzi as well as in the derived forms of Japanese Kanji, Korean Hanja, and Vietnamese Chữ nôm and Chữ nho.
Often, the relationship between the meaning of a character and the meaning of its semantic component is etymological.
www.search.com /reference/Radical_(Chinese_character)   (2708 words)

  
  ipedia.com: Chinese character Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chinese characters are used to varying degrees in the written forms of the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages (though the latter only in South Korea).
Chinese characters have disappeared from Vietnamese — where they were used until the 20th century — and North Korea, where they have been completely replaced by Hangul.
Chinese characters are still used to some extent, particularly in newspapers, place names and calligraphy.
www.ipedia.com /chinese_character.html   (2127 words)

  
 Introduction to the Chinese Script
Chinese characters are the basic carriers of the traditional Chinese culture, and, as an important tool for extending, spreading and exchanging ideas, they have played a critical role in the long history of the Chinese nation.
The reason is that for most characters there are simpler ways of composition: characters referring to material objects may be composed pictographically and those expressing abstract concepts may be composed ideographically or by way of phonic-compounding.
For example, the single character ¤ì stands for a tree, two trees together ªL refers to a group of trees-grove, and the character made up of three trees ´Ë means a place full of trees, a forest.
faculty.virginia.edu /cll/chinese/introduction.html   (1225 words)

  
 Simplified Chinese character at AllExperts
Simplified Chinese characters are the Chinese characters officially simplified by the government of the People's Republic of China in an attempt to promote literacy.
For human translators, some simplified Chinese characters can look vastly different from their traditional counterparts to the extent that the two have no signs of simplification and instead appear completely irrelevant to each other (though many other characters are derived systematically).
Since simplified Chinese conflated many characters into one and since the initial version of the GB encoding scheme, known as GB2312-80, contained only one code point for each character, it is impossible to use GB2312 to map to the bigger set of traditional characters.
en.allexperts.com /e/s/si/simplified_chinese_character.htm   (3999 words)

  
 Unihan Database
Chinese and Japanese compound data presented in the on-line database come from the on-line CEDICT and Jim Breen's EDICT projects.
The radicals are numbered 1 to 214 and correspond to the traditional 214 radicals from the KangXi dictionary.
This is largely limited to alternate possible positions for the character in IRG dictionaries and mappings to minor standards.
www.unicode.org /charts/unihan.html   (785 words)

  
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Due to the central role of calligraphy in Chinese art and the vitality of Chinese civilization, Chinese characters have held a similarly preeminent position in the world's art.
While Chinese characters are often thought of as overly complex, in fact they are all derived from a couple hundred simple pictographs and ideographs in ways that are usually quite logical and easy to remember.
Characters form the basic unit of meaning in Chinese, but not all characters can stand alone as a word and most Chinese words are formed of two separate characters.
zhongwen.com /m/hello.htm   (890 words)

  
 Chinese character
Chinese calligraphy is painted by special calligraphy paper (Xuan paper), special brush and special ink.
But later, as they found that Chinese characters have something more than just a good looking, Chinese calligraphy was born.
Chinese symbol for tattoo design, tattoo picture and tattoo gallery.
www.wavedancing.net /knowledge/characters/chinesecharacter.htm   (244 words)

  
 MDBG Chinese-English dictionary - Character dictionary
Each entry in the character dictionary consists of a Chinese character, radical / stroke count, English definition, Mandarin pinyin pronunciation, Yale and Jyutping Cantonese pronunciation, simplified / traditional variants and cangjie.
Show entries for all Chinese character(s) in a sentence: (汉字)Help
Tip: In the word dictionary, the Chinese sentence lookup can lookup whole Chinese sentences, automatically splitting it into separate words.
www.mdbg.net /chindict/chindict.php?page=chardict   (106 words)

  
 eStroke Animated Chinese Characters
If you come across a particular Chinese character in a document and are unsure of how to write the character correctly or its meaning, simply cut/paste or drag/drop the character and eStroke will teach you how to write that character as well as display the meaning of that character.
Alternatively, you can use a Chinese Input Method such as eCode Chinese Input Method to key that character onto eStroke to learn more about that character.
Pronounce Chinese character, phrases and sentences using Microsoft Text to Speech technology.
www.eon.com.hk /estroke   (453 words)

  
 Language Log: Notes on Chinese Character Simplification
Mark's post on Chinese character Simplification cites a number of pieces that might give the impression that critics of Simplification are irrational enemies of progress.
Chinese "dialects" are quite varied, to the extent that by the criteria used in other places "Chinese" consists of a number of distinct languages.
Chinese character Simplification was based on the naive assumption that reducing the number of strokes would make characters easier to learn and write, without a sophisticated understanding of the tradeoffs involved.
itre.cis.upenn.edu /~myl/languagelog/archives/003997.html   (1205 words)

  
 Chinese Character Tutor > Product Features   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chinese characters can be viewed in both simplified and traditional forms.
Once a Chinese character is in one of the cells, you can move it to another cell location via drag and drop.
Radicals are the root elements or sub-components of Chinese characters.
www.bridgetochina.com /benefits.asp?sroom=2   (999 words)

  
 Chinese Radicals   (Site not responding. Last check: )
All Chinese characters have a radical or are a radial in it self.
There are 214 radicals today but some of them are under debate to be removed.
radicals is used to tell something about the meaning of the character, e.g.
www.thechinesesymbol.com /learn-chinese/radicals.html   (117 words)

  
 Chinese Classical Primer | Characters   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Characters are usually analyzed into two parts, a determinative (suggesting the general semantic area) and a phonetic (representing the sound).
The determinative is frequently, but wrongly, called the "radical." It is not the radical because the root meaning of the word, as in any language, is actually carried by the phonetic portion.
In Chinese context, it is often called a "radical," implying that it is the root of the word.
www.umass.edu /wsp/primer/front/characters.html   (850 words)

  
 Chinese Character Sets
When they appear as special character sets you must have those fonts downloaded to your computer for them to display.
Chinese characters may also be activated by other tags such as HTML, P and FONT.
Dialects of the Mandarin group are spoken in three-quarters of the country by roughly two-thirds of the population, which is one of the reasons why Mandarin was chosen as the national language.
www.geocities.com /dtmcbride/tech/charsets/chinese.html   (541 words)

  
 Chinese Character Test - How many Chinese characters do you know?
The Chinese Character Test is based on the Clavis Sinica dictionary, which in turn is based on the first level of the Guobiao Chinese character set.
The Clavis text reader window allows you to display any digitized Chinese text and to access, with a click of the mouse, the pinyin and definition of any unfamiliar character and of the word in which it is used.
For any unfamiliar character, you can display a separate character information window that shows how the character is divided into its radical and phonetic parts, which can be a big help in remembering the structure of the character.
www.clavisinica.com /chartest.html   (1452 words)

  
 Simplified vs Traditional Chinese in Unicode
In many cases, this meant that a single character from the simplified set was used in place of several characters from the larger traditional set.
What is left for unification are characters representing the same thing but exhibiting no visual differences, or relatively minor differences such as different sequence for writing strokes, differences in stroke overshoot and protrusion, differences in contact and bend of strokes, differences in accent and termination of strokes, etc.
The Chinese national GB standard defines a basic set of (around 6,000) characters for use with Simplified Chinese writing that does not include many of the characters in the Taiwanese industry standard for Traditional Chinese called Big 5 (around 13,000 characters in the basic set).
people.w3.org /rishida/scripts/chinese   (1106 words)

  
 Radicals for the Newton
Radicals is a fall-back measure designed to let anyone find any Chinese character if they know how to write it.
Within a radical grouping, characters are ordered by the number of brush strokes, besides the radical part, necessary to draw the character.
The radical appears in the top-right hand corner of the window, plus a number which indicates the number of strokes (beyond the radical) of the top-left character in the page.
cs.gmu.edu /~sean/projects/newton/Radicals   (965 words)

  
 Chinese Character Radicals and Dictionaries
Radicals are the 214 character elements (189 in the simplified system) around which the Chinese writing system is organized.
To look up the meaning of a character in a Chinese-English dictionary, you must first know which element in it is the radical.
Most radicals appear on the left side of the character, but you may also find them on the top, on the bottom, or in the middle.
www.chinese-outpost.com /language/characters/chinese-character-radicals-and-dictionaries.asp   (326 words)

  
 Chinese Character Learning Software: Clavis Sinica
Clicking on an unfamiliar character in a Chinese text instantly displays the pinyin pronunciation and meaning of both the character and the compound word in which it is being used.
If the pinyin pronunciation of a Chinese character or compound is known, it can be used to search for all of the characters or compounds matching that pronunciation in the database.
Chinese Flashcards enable you to drill yourself on the 800 most commonly used Chinese characters and the 189 Xinhua radicals.
www.clavisinica.com /character.html   (730 words)

  
 How to Read and Type Chinese Characters on Your Computer and Chinese Character Input Methods
Because the Chinese language is a logographic language in which one "character" corresponds roughly to one "word" or meaning there are vastly more characters, or glyphs, than there are keys on a standard computer keyboard.
To input any character, simply press the keys corresponding to the first four strokes of a character and the key corresponding to the last stroke of a character.
If the character is fenced by 囗, 門(门), or 鬥, the lower corners are used to denote what is inside the radical, instead of 00 for 囗 or 22 for the others.
chinese-school.netfirms.com /Chinese-characters.html   (1607 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Chinese Radicals Volume 2 (Peng's Chinese Treasury Series): Books: Tan Huay Peng   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This 2 volume set gives thorough explanations of about 124 of the most commonly used Chinese character radicals (out of 214 total possible), along with useful illustrations and many examples of characters in which the radicals appear, while providing balanced coverage to both traditional characters and the PRC simplified characters.
However, the word "index" is misleading as it provides no clue as to what page the radical can actually be found in either of the 2 books, or whether the radical is one that has been excluded from coverage elsewhere in the texts.
Another issue - Chinese pronunciations appear to be provided only for the radicals that also exist as independent characters, but there is no Chinese pronunciation offered for the radicals that never appear independently (that only appear as components within other characters).
www.amazon.com /Chinese-Radicals-Pengs-Treasury/dp/0893462926   (1226 words)

  
 Reading Chinese Characters
Chinese characters have been referred to as ideograms, symbols, and icons.
In their chapter on semantic radicals in phonetic compounds, Feldman and Siok discuss the relative lack of literature emphasizing the importance of the semantic radical, in comparison to the bulk of literature analyzing phonological access, in relation to Chinese character reading (Feldman and Siok 1999).
Both of the characters in the unit may or may not have separate meaning, but they do contribute to the meaning of the compound (which can also be considered analogous to English).
www.stolaf.edu /depts/cis/wp/lepore/Reading_Chinese_Characters.html   (3814 words)

  
 radical - Definitions from Dictionary.com
Radical, extreme, fanatical denote that which goes beyond moderation or even to excess in opinion, belief, action, etc. Radical emphasizes the idea of going to the root of a matter, and this often seems immoderate in its thoroughness or completeness: radical ideas; radical changes or reforms.
A group of atoms that behaves as a unit in chemical reactions and is often not stable except as part of a molecule.
Note: In general, radicals are associated with chemical reactions that proceed rapidly.
dictionary.reference.com /browse/radical   (1710 words)

  
 Chinese Character Data   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the course of developing a Chinese dictionary and character memorization aid program (Hanzim), I investigated a large number of public domain Chinese dictionary and character data sources available online.
Radicals according to a classification commonly used on the mainland, along with stroke count, pinyin, and English gloss (214 entries).
List of character, frequency expressed as a rank from 0 (most frequent 10%) to 9 (least frequent 10%), pinyin, and English translation (6706 entries); characters with multiple pronunciations have their LESS frequent versions marked with a *.
kamares.ucsd.edu /~arobert/hanziData.html   (772 words)

  
 Learn Chinese in China. Study Chinese or Wushu and Kung Fu in China; Mandarin Chinese Language Schools; Universities ...
These components are designed to allow participants to progress rapidly, gain fluency in the language through accelerated teaching methods and allow participants at lower proficiency levels to acquire the language skills needed for effective communication in a short period of time, and for advanced students to gain expression proficiency at an abstract level.
ACLS was established specifically to teach Mandarin Chinese to international students and been selected because of its emphasis on accelerated learning, with small classes averaging 5 to 8 students, and its outstanding language curriculum.
Activities with Chinese students and native speakers are held throughout the program in order to facilitate the use of Chinese and encourage cultural and social exchange.
www.worldlinkedu.com /chinese_language.html   (2685 words)

  
 danger + opportunity ≠ crisis
This essay is by Victor H. Mair, professor of Chinese language and literature at the University of Pennsylvania, with contributions from Denis Mair and Zhang Liqing.
The explication of the Chinese word for crisis as made up of two components signifying danger and opportunity is due partly to wishful thinking, but mainly to a fundamental misunderstanding about how terms are formed in Mandarin and other Sinitic languages.
Those who purvey the doctrine that the Chinese word for "crisis" is composed of elements meaning "danger" and "opportunity" are engaging in a type of muddled thinking that is a danger to society, for it lulls people into welcoming crises as unstable situations from which they can benefit.
www.pinyin.info /chinese/crisis.html   (1499 words)

  
 Chinese for beginners   (Site not responding. Last check: )
All Chinese characters are a radical or have a part of it, which is a radical.
By learning more about the Chinese radicals you can make it easier for your self to understand new characters.
If you want to find a Chinese character in a dictionary, you have to know what part of the character is the radical.
www.euroasiasoftware.com /english/chinese/beginners/radicals.html   (110 words)

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