Ancient hieroglyphs written by the ancient Chinese people.
How did they communicate this way?
The Chinese found a complex way to write out what they wanted to say. They used different symbols in their writing. Sometimes, a symbol could mean a whole word, or just a part of the word. Example: A symbol could mean egg, while another could mean gg and another could mean e.
How many characters are there?
Learning Chinese is very difficult. To learn how to write in ancient China, you would have to learn 3,000 different characters. Today, you would have to learn 50,000 characters!
Chinese writing is diffucult for those who haven't grown up with it.
Ancient Chinese Writing
Not much different from the modern writing. (On the right)
Modern Chinese Writing
The modern writing has many more characters than the ancient times.
Painting the Writing
In China, people use paint brushes and ink instead of pencils and pens.