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The most complicated Chinese character by ev on 12 July 2011 6:43am
 
Apparently it's the character for some kind of noodle:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_CpPTqk7KnxE/RvdeB2DClsI/AAAAAAAAADE/PaSfFttptns/s1600-h/Biang.jpg
 
Re: The most complicated Chinese character by Loretto on 12 July 2011 2:05pm
 
I always find the characters for Chinese and Japanese writing interesting.

When Toyota were going through all their recalls last year, the Prius excelorator pedal getting stuck etc; I found it interesting that the family who owns Toyota are called Toyoda.

Turns out that the character for the "d" is requires more brush strokes and makes pronunciation of the name harder.Toyoda means "fertile rice paddies".

So they changed the company's name to Toyota because the character for the "T" was considered a lucky one as it took 8 brush strokes to create and 8 is considered a lucky number, and it is easier to pronounce!

I wonder if the people who crashed their Toyota Prius to try and stop them from speeding up considered themselves lucky too?
 
Re: The most complicated Chinese character by TERRY S on 12 July 2011 6:12pm
 
My name in chinese is here:

http://www.wearyourchinesename.com/chinese-names/chinese-names-t/chinese-name-teresa.html

And Japanese here( three of them!):

http://www.kanjizone.com/kanjiname.aspx?name=Teresa

I love Chinese/Japanese writing
 
Re: The most complicated Chinese character by Loretto on 12 July 2011 7:28pm
 
I like how the Chinese website shows you how to illustrate the characters.

The Japanese one says my name doesn't exist.......?
 



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