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The third writing style of the Japanese language is kanji which represents the Japanese style of Chinese characters. Different from hiragana and katakana which have rather simple shapes, kanji consists of intricate lines which may even entail complex structures. The phonological or semantic encoding of kanji is also fairly complex for a single character indicates several different readings as well as meaning. The following describes the kanji systems focusing on their formation, readings, meanings, and character forms including structures.

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Formation

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Reading

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Meaning

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Forms/Structures

Appendix A:

A List of Joyo Kanji

Appendix B:

A List of Jinmei Kanji


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