100 of the Most Common Kanji Characters

Kanji is symbolic, or logographic. It is the most common means of written communication in the Japanese language, with more than 50,000 different symbols by some estimates. However, most Japanese can get by with using about 2,000 different kanji in everyday communication.…

Chinese characters - Wikipedia

Chinese words borrowed into Japanese could be written with Chinese characters, while native Japanese words could also be written using the character(s) for a Chinese word of similar meaning. Most kanji have both the native (and often multi-syllabic) Japanese pronunciation, known as kun'yomi, and the (mono-syllabic) Chinese-based pronunciation, known as on'yomi.Languages: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, ……

Chinese Symbols for Words: the Chinese Characters.

2 - Chinese characters that are "symbols" Some Chinese symbols for words are, actually, "symbols". A second kind of Chinese characters are truly "symbols", that is a more abstract representations of things. A good example are the characters that represent the digits 1, 2 and 3. Another good example are characters that mean above and below.…