hàn chinese


Alternative traditional form of character:

Sounds same

hàn (perspiration)

Different tone

hán (cold)

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Cities

武汉 Wuhan, Hubei

Also

罗汉 luó hàn luohan

Common language

Because written Chinese characters are not phonetic it is possible to pronounce the same character in many different ways. This is how the different Chinese languages have developed. Even though Mandarin is the pre-eminent one, Cantonese, Wu and others are spoken by many millions, and yet the remarkable thing is that they can intercommunicate by just writing down what they say - because the written form is the same.
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