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  • n. The Han character script used to write Korean, particularly in classical literature. Compare hangeul, the Korean phonetic script.


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From Korean 한자 (hanja, “Chinese characters”, 漢字)


  • In Korean, the Chinese script, known as hanja, is going through a sort of permanent resurgence thanks to the economic boom that China has been experiencing.

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  • The Korean language uses plenty of words based on "hanja," or Chinese characters, many of which are shared by Chinese and Japanese speakers.


  • But the use of hanja took much longer to go away, certainly, and you'll still sometimes see it in certain situations in the ROK though not in newspapers, though it was banned in the DPRK.

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  • "In", of course, is the Korean hanja name for the Chinese character "ren". CHINESE 'JEW.'

  • At the time I was studying characters for both Chinese and Japanese and I was also interested in Chinese traditional, Chinese simplified, Japanese kyuujitai, Japanese shinjitai, and Korean hanja. THE MOST COMMON CHARACTERS.

  • Kamba: kinondo Orma: dakar Pokot: sungululwo Rendille: halale, hanja (resin) Samburu: lecholoo, lkinoo Somali: magafur, murfur-madbe, mirafur (Tana River) Swahili: ubani Turkana: ekinyate

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  • Chinese characters (hanja), which are most commonly used in personal names and historical texts.

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  • But the hanja, or Chinese characters, carry a special magic with them when spoken.

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  • Magic Hanja, there are all types of ogres, beasts, and demon-folk who would rather use the magic of hanja for their own selfish needs; fortunately, a strange little boy with the tail of a monkey is there to stop them.

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  • For example, people who grew up writing some variant of Sino characters (hanzi, kanji, hangul and hanja) bring an unmistakable "look" to the Roman alphabet: notes from mom.

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