Kanji (漢字; listen) are the adopted logographic Chinese characters (hanzi) that are used in the modern Japanese writing system along with hiragana (ひらがな, 平仮名), katakana (カタカナ, 片仮名), Hindu numerals, and the occasional use of the Latin alphabet. The Japanese term kanji (漢字) for the Chinese characters literally means "Han characters" and is the same written term in the Chinese language to refer to the character writing system hanzi (simplified Chinese: 汉字; traditional Chinese: 漢字).
- Hepburn (colloquial)
- Kunrei (ISO)
- Nihon (ISO translit.)
- JSL (transliteration)
- Wāpuro (keyboard)
|Languages||Old Japanese, Japanese|
Oracle Bone Script
|Sister systems||Hanja, Zhuyin, Simplified Chinese, Chu Nom, Khitan script, Jurchen script|
|ISO 15924||Hani, 500|
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|Standards on character forms|
|Standards on grapheme usage|
Read more about Kanji: History, Local Developments and Divergences From Chinese, Readings, Total Number of Kanji, Orthographic Reform and Lists of Kanji, Types of Kanji: By Category, Related Symbols, Radical-and-stroke Sorting, Kanji Education
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