Chinese characters are logograms primarily used in the writing of Chinese and Japanese.They are also sometimes used for writing Korean, Vietnamese, and some other Asian languages.

Simplified Chinese characters (简化字; jiǎnhuàzì) are standardized Chinese characters prescribed in the Table of General Standard Chinese Characters for use in mainland China.

Chinese characters are symbols used to write the Chinese and Japanese languages.In the past, other languages like Korean and Vietnamese also used them. The beginning of these characters was at least 3000 years ago, making them one of the oldest continuously-used (meaning it has not fallen out of use) writing systems in the world.

Writing. Mandarin is written with Chinese characters called Hànzì (漢字 or 汉字) which literally means "Han characters". Each Hànzì has its own pronunciation and meaning.