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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Japanese 漢字 (kanji, Chinese characters), from Middle Chinese (xàn, Han dynasty, China) + (dzì, [written] character) (compare Korean 한자 (hanja), Mandarin 汉字 (hànzì), Vietnamese Hán tự).

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kanji (plural kanji or kanjis)

  1. (uncountable) The system of writing Japanese using Chinese characters.
    Japanese is written in a mixture of kanji and kana.
    • These variations cannot be said to be extraordinary in their appearance; Inoue, Sugishima, Ukita, Minagawa, and Kashu (1994) report that variation is common even among high frequency words for which kanji is the typical representation. [1]
    • Kana is a syllabic script, and kanji is a logographic or ideographic script. [2]
  2. Any individual Chinese character as used in the Japanese language.
    I know about a thousand kanji.

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kanji m (plural kanjis)

  1. kanji

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kanji

  1. Rōmaji transcription of かんじ

LojbanEdit

EtymologyEdit

In Lojbanized spelling.

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GismuEdit

kanji (rafsi kaj)

  1. calculate; x1 calculates/reckons/computes x2 [value (ni)/state] from data x3 by process x4.

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kanji

  1. starch

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kanji m (plural kanjis)

  1. kanji (Chinese characters in Japanese context)