Kanji: 亀. Radical: 龜. Number of strokes: 11. Meaning: “ turtle”. Pronunciation: キ、かめki, kame. Other form: 龜 - (new list: 2010).

Chinese wr

Chinese wr

Name: 汉字 Hàn Zì (Chinese characters)

Code: Hani

Direction: In ancient times, written texts were read from top to bottom and right to left. Since the 1950s, texts more generally have been read from left to right (except for titles or specific works).

Creation: The creation of the Chinese scriptures is attributed to Cang Jie, minister of the Yellow Emperor. According to legend, Cang Jie possessed four eyes allowing him to see the secrets of heaven and earth. According to the Spring and Autumn Annals "when Cang Jie invented the characters, the sky rained millet and the evil spirits wept in the night". The first known examples of characters written in the evolved form were engraved on turtle bones and shells. These characters were first pictographic.

Complements: Chinese is the oldest of the great writing systems that has continued to evolve without interruption until the present day. / Traditionally, there are eight basic features to form a character.

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