See also: Hanja

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Korean 한자 (漢字, hanja, “Chinese characters”), from Middle Chinese (MC hɑnH, “Han dynasty; China”) + Middle Chinese (MC d͡zɨH, “[written] character”) (compare Cantonese 漢字 (hon3 zi6), Japanese 漢字 (kanji), Mandarin 漢字 (hànzì), Vietnamese Hán tự). Doublet of kanji.

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈhɑn.dʒə/, /ˈhɑn.dʒɑ/

NounEdit

hanja (plural hanja)

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

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