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There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means—either may do—the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.Benjamin Franklin
- Chinese characters, one of the three main writing systems of Japanese. Kanji were borrowed from the Chinese language in three waves, starting in the 5th century. There are two main ways of reading most characters, the kun’yomi (Japanese reading, 訓読み) and the on’yomi (Chinese reading, 音読み). There may also be a nanori or name reading that is used for people and places.
Chinese characters in Japanese context
- kana (仮名, かな)
- hiragana (平仮名, ひらがな)
- katakana (片仮名, カタカナ)
- kyūjitai (旧字体, きゅうじたい)
- romaji (ローマ字, ろうまじ)
- shinjitai (新字体, しんじたい)
- Appendix:Joyo kanji by reading
- Wikipedia article about kanji
kanji (hiragana かんじ)
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