Hanja - All about Chinese characters & their meanings (2022)

In this lesson, you’ll be learning everything you need to know about Hanja.

The Korean language is an incredibly old one. Even the 한글 (hangeul) alphabetic system we are learning and Koreans are actively using today is centuries old. With that said, before King Sejong created 한글, a different writing system was used for written Korean: hanja. And in this lesson, we will explain to you exactly what hanja is, how important it used to be for Korean history, and its status in modern Korean society.

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Contents

  • 1 What is hanja?
  • 2 Korean Hanja
  • 3 Hanja vs Hangul
  • 4 Korean Chinese Characters
  • 5 Is Hanja the same as China’s Hanzi?
  • 6 Do Hanja and China’s Hanzi have similar pronunciations?
  • 7 Can Chinese read Hanja?
  • 8 What is Hanja-eo?
  • 9 How many Hanja characters are there?
  • 10 How many Hanja characters do I need to learn?
  • 11 How are Hanja and Kanji the same?
  • 12 Why did Korea stop using Hanja?
    • 12.1 Is Hanja still taught?
  • 13 Do I need to learn Hanja?
  • 14 How important is it to learn Hanja?
    • 14.1 Where can I see Hanja used in Korea?
  • 15 Hanja Characters List
  • 16 Hanja List
  • 17 Hanja Names
  • 18 Hanja Dictionary
    • 18.1 Hanja App

What is hanja?

Hanja is what Koreans call their traditional writing system. The word itself translates to “Chinese character.” It comprises, for the most part of Chinese characters. Although the characters themselves derive from the Chinese language, each Hanja character has a Korean pronunciation, using a similar structure as 한글-based pronunciation does. Koreans began using hanja during the Gojoseon period, so 400 BCE already.

Korean Hanja

Korean Hanja is another term coined for the traditional writing system in Korea. It’s generally called Hanja but sometimes called Korean Hanja since other countries like China and Japan use similar writing systems.

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Hanja vs Hangul

Hanja is the writing system in Korea that makes use of Chinese characters. In the past, only educated people such as scholars are able to read and write using Hanja.

Although Chinese characters are used to write the Korean language, their pronunciation is different from the characters used in China. Some of them also have different meanings from that of China’s characters.

There are Hanja characters that were created by Koreans themselves to express some Korean-specific concepts or materials. These characters are called 국자 (gukja).

Hangul, on the other hand, is a writing system that was developed by King Sejong the Great in the 15th century that was intended to enable the greater population of the country to read and write.

Hangul was also developed to help pronounce Korean words with precision.

Korean Chinese Characters

Korea’s writing system in the past uses Chinese characters. It was the sole means of writing in Korea. All official documents and written communication are written using Chinese characters.

However, this changed when King Sejong the Great created Hangul in the 15th century.

Korean Chinese characters have slowly been replaced by Hangul as a means of writing the Korean language.

Is Hanja the same as China’s Hanzi?

Hanzi is used to refer to Chinese characters. Although there are some differences in stroke orders, for the most part, the hanja character or hanja (한자) letters are identical to the original traditional Chinese characters, even today.

Interestingly, the characters currently in use in mainland China, as well as Japan (where they are called kanji), have been simplified. This means they no longer look exactly like the traditional characters, unlike hanja.

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Do Hanja and China’s Hanzi have similar pronunciations?

Hanja characters are read and pronounced differently from the Chinese characters, Hanzi. They may have a similar meaning or representation, but they have different pronunciations.Hanja characters are read with Korean pronunciation.

Can Chinese read Hanja?

Hanja uses a different set of Chinese characters so the Chinese can’t read Hanja characters. If they do, they’ll only be able to identify the characters but may have a different meaning for them.

What is Hanja-eo?

Another term used often when talking about hanja is hanja-eo. It refers to Korean words that can be written using Hanja or Chinese Characters.

Hanja-eo is the term used to talk about Sino-Korean vocabulary. That means both words that were directly borrowed from Chinese as well as words that are fully Korean but were created from Chinese characters. In other words, these are Korean words of Chinese origin.

There are many words in modern Korean that were borrowed from Chinese. For example, “parents,” “students,” and “school.” These are common Hanja in South Korea written as 父母 for parents, 學生 for students and 學校 for school.

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How many Hanja characters are there?

According to 한한대사전 Han-Han Dae Sajeon, which refers to the Korean Hanja to Hangul dictionary, there are around 53,667 Hanja characters in the Korean language.

How many Hanja characters do I need to learn?

There’s no exact number of Hanja characters you must learn if you’re learning the Korean language. However, if you want to recognize Sino-Korean words, 2000 Hanja characters will be a good amount of Hanja.

How are Hanja and Kanji the same?

Just like the term hanja means hàn(the Chinese word for Chinese characters), so does the Japanese term kanji. If you wrote any of them as a traditional Chinese character, they would all look like 漢字. In other words, hanja and kanji both mean the Chinese character writing system, with hanja in use in Korea and kanji in Japan.

Why did Korea stop using Hanja?

Actually, Korea has not stopped using hanja entirely. However, it has been largely replaced by 한글 for everyday writing. Also, despite 한글 being created in the early 15th century, it did not become widespread to use until between the 19th and 20th centuries. Until then, hanja was the primary system used for the written word.

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Is Hanja still taught?

Hanja is still taught today in middle school and high schools. They are taught in a separate class from a regular Korean language class.

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Do I need to learn Hanja?

Although it is not mandatory for you to learn hanja to manage a visit and life in Korea, as well as to speak the Korean language, learning some hanja characters will help you tremendously. You see, even today approximately 60% of the Korean language is made up of words of Chinese origin. Therefore you will see hanja all around you when you’re in Korea!

For example, you may see some hanja characters every single day you spend in Korea. We will explain this in a little more detail below.

How important is it to learn Hanja?

Learning hanja may aid you in understanding the Korean language more deeply and even help you widen your vocabulary. In fact, you’ll find hanja a lot in Korean dictionaries, although each Korean word is first and foremost written in 한글. Yes, even words of Sino-Korean origin. Hanja is mostly present in a dictionary to explain a word’s origin. But if you are truly interested in learning hanja for yourself, a Korean dictionary is a great place to start memorizing them! Learning hanja now will also give you an excellent advantage in case you ever take up Chinese or Japanese as a language to learn.

Otherwise, you may be encouraged to learn hanja if you want to be able to understand old idioms, academic texts, and legal documents in full. Also, you will not be able to read old scholarly texts without having a handle on hanja characters first! And of course, for much traditional art and culture, such as calligraphy, hanja is essential.

As far as modern books and magazines go, hanja is rarely used. Its purpose there is only to explain a word that may otherwise be ambiguous in its meaning. However, hanja is more commonly seen in newspaper headlines! This is exactly to squash any ambiguity of a headline.

Do note that hanja’s status is more prevalent in modern South Korean society than it is in North Korea. Their hanja no longer exists even in academic settings.

Where can I see Hanja used in Korea?

For starters, you may see hanja in as simple of places as a restaurant menu, typically to indicate the size of the dish. You may come across the same characters in a supermarket. It is also not surprising to see hanja characters depicted in public bathroom doors, for women, and for men.

Also, it is important for you to note that, though not widely used anymore, Korean personal names are typically based in hanja. This means that some Korean given names have corresponding Hanja characters. Though the use of native Korean words when naming children is becoming more common now, this is still the primary way to name a person. Therefore in official documents, even today, each person’s names continue to be recorded in hanja.

Additionally, you may see hanja characters sprinkled into brochures, restaurant signs, branding and logos, advertising, legal documents, academic texts, and so on, even if the text is otherwise written in 한글. A lot of street and place signs also incorporate hanja.

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Hanja Characters List

Based on the above information, we wanted to share with you some of the basic hanja characters you may come across daily in Korea. Below you’ll find a Hanja characters list. They are commonly used Korean words.

HanjaMeaningKorean
small소 (so)
medium중 (jung)
large대 (dae)
person인 (in)
man남 (nam
female여 (yeo)
mountain산 (san)
door문 (mun)
month달 (dal)
day일 (il)

Hanja List

There is a significant number of Korean words that have Chinese origins. We have listed a few of them here along with their meanings.

HanjaHangul Meaning
집 가 (jip ga)house
아름다울 가 (areumdaul ga) beautiful
거리 가 (geori ga)street
옳을 가 (oreul ga)true
노래 가 (norae ga)song
다리 각 (dari gak)leg
방패 간 (bangpae gan)shield
사이 간 (sai gan)period (of time)
정성 간 (jeongseong gan)sincere
목마를 갈 (mongmareul gal)thirsty
달 감 (dal gam)sweet
강 강 (gang gang)river
굳셀 강 (gutsel gang)strength
강철 강 (gangcheol gang)steel
열 개 (yeol gae)open
하늘 건 (haneul geon)sky
칼 검 (kal geom)sword

Hanja Names

Some of the family names and given names among Koreans have Chinese origins.

Here’s a list of Korean family names with their Chinese characters.

HanjaHangulRomanization
Kim
Park
姜, 江, 剛, 康, 強/彊Kang
Lee
Yoo
Jung
Yoon

The following list contains the common Korean names with their Hanja characters.

HanjaHangulRomanization
Eun
Kyeong
Keun
Geum
Gwang
Rim/Lim
Myung
Mi
炯/亨
Hyung
Hye
花/火Hwa
碩/ 錫Suk, Seok
Su
Yoon
龍/竜용, 령Yong (Ryeong)
Jae

Hanja Dictionary

In the modern Korean language, Hanja isn’t widely used except for official documents. But learning Hanja can be of great help as you learn Korean.

If you want to learn about hanja words or if you want to write Korean words in Hanja, there are hanja dictionaries you can use.

You can use Naver Hanja Dictionary if you’re looking for the Hanja equivalents of Korean words. You can simply copy and paste the Korean word and it’ll give you the Hanja equivalent.

Hanja App

Hanja apps are dictionaries you can use to know the Hanja equivalent of a Korean word or the other way around.

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There are a number of them you can find on the internet. There are web versions of these app and some are mobile apps you can download on either Play Store or on the App Store.

An example of a Hanja app is the Hanja dictionary called the Korean Hanja App. In this app, you can copy and paste the Chinese characters and it’ll give you the Korean equivalent.

And there you have it, your small and compact information package on hanja! How interested in learning more about hanja characters did this article make you? And do you have previous experience in learning Chinese characters or Japanese kanji?

FAQs

Are Hanja the same as Chinese characters? ›

Hanja (Korean: 한자; Hanja: 漢字, Korean pronunciation: [ha(ː)nt͈ɕa]), alternatively known as Hancha, is the Korean name for a traditional writing system which consists of Chinese characters (Chinese: 漢字; pinyin: hànzì) that has been incorporated and used as early as the Gojoseon period, the first ever Korean kingdom.

What is Hanja in Chinese? ›

한자 • (hanja) (hanja 漢字) hanja (Chinese characters borrowed from Chinese and incorporated into the Korean language with Korean pronunciation) Chinese character; Han character (any character used in the written form of several languages of China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam)

How many Hanja words are there? ›

How many Hanja characters are there? According to 한한대사전 Han-Han Dae Sajeon, which refers to the Korean Hanja to Hangul dictionary, there are around 53,667 Hanja characters in the Korean language.

What is the difference between Hanja and Chinese? ›

Hanja, hanzi, and kanji are all written "汉字", meaning "Han [dynasty] words". All refer to traditional chinese characters. The main difference is that Hanzi can refer to simplified chinese because that refers to chinese characters in a chinese context. Hanja and Kanji are korean and japanese, respectively.

What is hanja used for? ›

Hanja are Chinese characters used in written Korean. Even though Koreans use Hangul, a writing system that was developed 500 years ago for the Korean language, Hanja is still used in conjunction with Hanja to this day.

Does hanja use traditional Chinese? ›

No. Chinese hànzì, Japanese kanji,and Korean hanja do not use the same set of traditional Chinese characters. The characters used in Korean (hanja) and Japanese (kanji) are distinct from those used in China in many respects.

How can I learn Hanja? ›

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Do I need to learn Hanja? ›

For beginning Korean language students, learning hanja is not necessary. However, because many Korean words come from Chinese roots, knowing hanja can be quite helpful in mastering enough vocabulary to become fluent in Korean.

How can I write Hanja on my phone? ›

Select the Hanja you want and you're done!
...
Here's how to “type” them:
  1. Add the Chinese handwriting keyboard to your phone in your settings, and make sure you know what the Hanja character looks like.
  2. Switch to the handwriting keyboard.
  3. To the best of your ability, draw the character and select the typed version.
19 Mar 2019

When should I start learning Hanja? ›

You want to start learning Hanja when you know around 2000 words. There is a web app you can use as an approximation. Alternatively if you've ever sat the TOPIK II exam and you're at or close to band 3 that is also a good indicator you're ready.

How much of Korean is Chinese? ›

About 75 percent of Korean words are of Chinese origin. Many of these words have also been truncated or altered for the Korean language.

Can Koreans understand Chinese? ›

No, they can't. Korean and Chinese can't understand each other. They have a distinctive language family, Chinese belongs to the Sino-Tibetan (also known as Trans-Himalayan family) while Korean is a Koreanic language (consisting of the modern Korean language collectively with extinct primeval relatives).

Is Hanja traditional or simplified? ›

All Hanja must be written and displayed according to the Korean standard, and not any other standard, so no, you cannot use simplified Chinese characters for Hanja.

Do Koreans still learn Hanja? ›

Many Koreans say they don't know any/many Hanja - they may have learned them in school, but they've forgotten most of them since. Certain generations didn't even have to learn them, and North Koreans don't learn them at all. So it is certainly possible to get by without learning any Hanja.

Why do Koreans use Chinese characters? ›

This is because Koreans had adopted the Chinese character, Hanja, which allowed for both an acceptance of Chinese culture and for the expression of the Korean spoken language.

Where is Hanja still used? ›

Despite Hangul's history, Chinese characters (known as Hanja, 한자) still play an important role in modern Korean. You can still see hanja in modern Korean in everyday life.

Do all Korean names have Hanja? ›

In fact, not all Koreans know how to write the Chinese characters in their names, and they might not even know the meaning of them. Koreans need their Hanja names for identification purposes, but elsewhere they almost exclusively use their Hangul names.

What is the difference between Hanja and Hangul? ›

Hangul is a korean alphabet and Hanja is a Korean name for Chinese characters. Most Koreans know only basic hanja characters, because It's not used too often.

What does Hanja mean in English? ›

Hanja is the Korean word for Chinese characters. It is about the Chinese characters that are borrowed from the Chinese language and used in the Korean language with Korean pronunciation.

Do Koreans have Chinese names? ›

Your Korean Name from Chinese. Apart from having their names in Korean letters, most Koreans also have their names in Chinese characters. For an example, the name of JungKook(정국) in BTS in Korean is '전정국'.

Can Japanese understand Chinese? ›

They can grasp many Chinese characters but not to the extent of understanding the whole phrase. But it is recommended for Japanese who want to be fluent in Chinese whether in speaking, or writing, there's no substitute for studying it. For Japanese who master Chinese will certainly benefit from learning the language.

What did Koreans use before Hanja? ›

The Time before Hangul. Before the 15th century, the preferred writing system in Korea was Hanja (漢字). These were Chinese characters brought over from Buddhist and Chinese literature.

How many kanjis are there? ›

The total number of kanji is well over 50,000, though few if any native speakers know anywhere near this number. In modern Japanese, the hiragana and katakana syllabaries each contain 46 basic characters, or 71 including diacritics.

What are Chinese characters called? ›

Chinese characters, also known as Hanzi (漢字) are one of the earliest forms of written language in the world, dating back approximately five thousand years. Nearly one-fourth of the world's population still use Chinese characters today. As an art form, Chinese calligraphy remains an integral aspect of Chinese culture.

Is hanja difficult? ›

A beginner in Korean does not have to start with extremely difficult Hanja. There also are basic level Hanja you can and should learn as you go along with Hangul. It won't be hard if you start now rather than wait until you get frustrated with so many homophones and synonyms.

Do Koreans use kanji? ›

No. Chinese hanzi and Japanese kanji/Korean hanja may not use the same set of traditional Chinese characters. The characters used in Korean (hanja) and Japan (kanji) are distinct from those used in China in many respects.

What are the characters in Korean called? ›

Hangul is the writing system of the Korean language. Hangul is made up of 14 consonants and 10 vowels, making it an alphabet with a total of 24 letters. It is the official writing system in South Korea and North Korea (where it is known as Chosŏn muntcha), and it is used by diaspora Koreans across the world.

How can I type oppa in Korean keyboard? ›

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How do you use Korean 10 key? ›

Press and hold the globe symbol on the bottom left, and select Korean,which is 한국어. Then you can see「표준」, which means “Standard,” and 「10키」 which means “10 key.”

How do you read in Korean? ›

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How many radicals are in Korean? ›

The approach in this book is, using the 214 Chinese “radicals (roots)” to explain the meaning of some 2,300 Chinese characters including all of the 1,800 “standard” characters used in Korean. The vocabulary lists are alphabetized by Korean, English, and first Chinese character.

What are Chinese Koreans called? ›

So ethnic Koreans from China are called "Joseon-jok" (조선족/朝鮮族/cháoxiănzú), ethnic Koreans from the Middle Asia "Kareisky" (고려인/高麗人), or ethnic Koreans in the United States "Komerican", respectively.

Is Korean closer to Japanese or Chinese? ›

Both analyses demonstrated genetic evidence of the origin of Koreans from the central Asian Mongolians. Further, the Koreans are more closely related to the Japanese and quite distant from the Chinese.

Is Mandarin harder than Korean? ›

Relatively, Korean would be an easier language to learn. Thanks to its phonetic alphabet and more simplistic grammar rules, Korean is not the most challenging Asian language to learn. Chinese on the other hand is much more widely spoken. This means that finding study materials and practice partners would be easier.

Which language is hardest to learn? ›

Generally, if you're an English speaker with no exposure to other languages, here are some of the most challenging and difficult languages to learn:
  • Mandarin Chinese.
  • Arabic.
  • Vietnamese.
  • Finnish.
  • Japanese.
  • Korean.

What language is Korean most similar to? ›

In terms of grammar, Korean is closest to Japanese. It also shares many words of Chinese origin. As such, learning Korean will give you a head start on learning Japanese, as well as some Chinese vocabulary.

What is the easiest language to learn? ›

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Are Hanja and kanji the same? ›

Kanji and Hanja originated from Chinese characters but they differ in pronunciation and usage. They don't always use the same set of Chinese characters and those used in Korean (hanja) and Japan (kanji) are distinct from those used in China in many respects.

Can Taiwanese and Chinese understand each other? ›

People speak mandarin in Mainland China and Taiwan can understand each other without difficulty. There are some word usages differences though, but usually it is not a problem.

Is Korean easier than Japanese? ›

Unlike other East-Asian languages, Korean isn't a tonal language. This means, that the meaning of the word doesn't change, regardless of what your accent is like. This makes learning Korean much easier than Japanese.

What does Ganji mean in Korean? ›

Ganji is NOT a specific style! Just because you dress up like the females above does not make you ganji. This Korean slang term is much broader than that: GANJI means "swag" and "stylish." Anyone and anything can have ganji.

When did Vietnam stop using Chinese characters? ›

In 1910, the colonial school system adopted a "Franco-Vietnamese curriculum", which emphasized French and alphabetic Vietnamese. The teaching of Chinese characters was discontinued in 1917.

Is Korean writing the same as Chinese? ›

While Korean writing may be easier to interpret than Chinese, both are different from each other and look nothing like any European language. Chinese and Korean both use characters but Chinese characters are not letters of the alphabet but represent different sounds. Some characters are words in their own right.

Is Chinese taught in Korea? ›

"It is estimated that at least 50 percent of the Korean vocabulary has Chinese influence." Middle and high school students learn Chinese characters, but elementary schools have not taught the characters for almost four decades. The official said the Chinese vocabulary would not be taught separately, nor tested.

Do Korean students learn Chinese characters? ›

At present, South Korean middle and high school students are required to learn 900 Chinese characters. They also study English, spending hours in cram schools to better their skills.

Do Koreans study Chinese in school? ›

Now hundreds of thousands of South Koreans take Chinese language classes in numerous language institutes or with private tutors, not to mention the students majoring in Chinese in almost all of South Korea's colleges and universities.

Can Koreans understand Chinese? ›

No, they can't. Korean and Chinese can't understand each other. They have a distinctive language family, Chinese belongs to the Sino-Tibetan (also known as Trans-Himalayan family) while Korean is a Koreanic language (consisting of the modern Korean language collectively with extinct primeval relatives).

Do Koreans still learn hanja? ›

Many Koreans say they don't know any/many Hanja - they may have learned them in school, but they've forgotten most of them since. Certain generations didn't even have to learn them, and North Koreans don't learn them at all. So it is certainly possible to get by without learning any Hanja.

Do Koreans write in Chinese characters? ›

Korean uses Traditional Chinese characters, not the Simplified Chinese of modern China. When writing Korean words with homonyms that could lead to confusion or if wanting to provide deeper insight into the original meaning, the writer may write hanja in parenthesis after the Korean to clarify.

Do they use Chinese characters in Korea? ›

Korean has many Sino-Korean words. This is because Koreans had adopted the Chinese character, Hanja, which allowed for both an acceptance of Chinese culture and for the expression of the Korean spoken language.

Is Chinese harder than Korean? ›

Thanks to its phonetic alphabet and more simplistic grammar rules, Korean is not the most challenging Asian language to learn. Chinese on the other hand is much more widely spoken. This means that finding study materials and practice partners would be easier.

Which language is hardest to learn? ›

Generally, if you're an English speaker with no exposure to other languages, here are some of the most challenging and difficult languages to learn:
  • Mandarin Chinese.
  • Arabic.
  • Vietnamese.
  • Finnish.
  • Japanese.
  • Korean.

What language is Korean most similar to? ›

In terms of grammar, Korean is closest to Japanese. It also shares many words of Chinese origin. As such, learning Korean will give you a head start on learning Japanese, as well as some Chinese vocabulary.

How much of Korean is Chinese? ›

About 75 percent of Korean words are of Chinese origin. Many of these words have also been truncated or altered for the Korean language.

How can I write Hanja on my phone? ›

Select the Hanja you want and you're done!
...
Here's how to “type” them:
  1. Add the Chinese handwriting keyboard to your phone in your settings, and make sure you know what the Hanja character looks like.
  2. Switch to the handwriting keyboard.
  3. To the best of your ability, draw the character and select the typed version.
19 Mar 2019

When should I start learning Hanja? ›

You want to start learning Hanja when you know around 2000 words. There is a web app you can use as an approximation. Alternatively if you've ever sat the TOPIK II exam and you're at or close to band 3 that is also a good indicator you're ready.

Why do Koreans still use Hanja? ›

Usually, context is enough. But Hanja is used out of convention to make it clear what the place is. Another reason for Hanja in signs in Korea is because the Hanja is rich with meaning.

What does Ganji mean in Korean? ›

Ganji is NOT a specific style! Just because you dress up like the females above does not make you ganji. This Korean slang term is much broader than that: GANJI means "swag" and "stylish." Anyone and anything can have ganji.

How can I learn Hanja? ›

How to Study Hanja most Effectively! - YouTube

Can Japanese understand Chinese? ›

They can grasp many Chinese characters but not to the extent of understanding the whole phrase. But it is recommended for Japanese who want to be fluent in Chinese whether in speaking, or writing, there's no substitute for studying it. For Japanese who master Chinese will certainly benefit from learning the language.

Can Japanese read Chinese? ›

No, when it comes to complicated concepts, articulated sentences, because Chinese and Japanese each belong to a different group of language, which is syntactically different (word order in the sentence is different), a little like English and German (though both belong to the same language group).

When did Vietnam stop using Chinese characters? ›

In 1910, the colonial school system adopted a "Franco-Vietnamese curriculum", which emphasized French and alphabetic Vietnamese. The teaching of Chinese characters was discontinued in 1917.

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