A List of Chinese pictographs

Believe it or not these are all pictograms: Highly stylized and simplified pictures of literal objects. Pictograms are the basis of Chinese; the pictograms are then recombined to form associative compound characters (“a meeting of ideas”), aka picto-semantic characters and then the much larger set of picto-phonetic characters (aka phono-semantic characters).

 

























西


齿



鹿


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