Chinese Writing

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.

To master the Chinese writing would take a very long time.

The Invention of Chinese Writing

If you have any questions on the subject, please call 800-CHINA

(That is not a real number and I have no idea what would happen if you really did call.)

I hope you enjoyed!