Unicode Chinese 中文

By Xah Lee. Date: .

There are many thousands of Chinese characters. A college educated Chinese person typically know 5 thousand character. 3 thousand is minimum to read newspapers.

Here's example of the most used Chinese characters in Unicode.

Here's a sample text, a poem written around year 967 by 李煜.

林花謝了春紅 太匆匆
無奈朝來寒雨 晚來風
胭脂淚 留人醉 幾時重
自是人生長恨 水長東

Sample text describing the poem:

《相见欢·林花谢了春红》是五代十国时期南唐后主李煜的词作。此词是即景抒情的典范之作,它将人生失意的无限怅恨寄寓在对暮春残景的描绘中,表面上是伤春咏别,实质上是抒写“人生长恨水长东”的深切悲慨。这种悲慨不仅是抒写一己的失意情怀,而且是涵盖了整个人类所共有的生命的缺憾,是一种融汇和浓缩了无数痛苦的人生体验的浩叹。

for more about Chinese character, see

  1. How to Tell the Difference Between Chinese, Japanese, Korean?
  2. Chinese Character Styles 汉字字体风格
  3. 常用汉字 Most Used Chinese Chars
  4. Intro to Chinese Punctuation
  5. 简体繁體字表; List of Simplified/Traditional Chinese Characters
  6. Chinese Input Methods
  7. Emacs Chinese Input
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