hanja

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Etymology[edit]

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

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

Noun[edit]

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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