0 0 Votes

How do you strike through Chinese characters?

Question by Baby3 | 19/02/2018 at 18:52

I have a very crazy question. How can you cross out a Chinese character?

This "problem" is more complicated than expected: every further stroke on a Chinese character finally changes the meaning of the sign. Since, you can not just draw a line, as we can do with our Latin alphabet.

Well, if you have crossed out several characters one after another with a line, you can see it from the context. However, a sign stands for a word, so that it would have to happen more often that you actually only have to scratch through a single word. How do the Chinese do that?



Show Profile | Message
0Best Answer
0 Votes

A very good and legitimate question. In fact, you can not really just draw a line through a sign in Chinese - the meaning would change.

Instead, Chinese are using a helical spiral that is placed over the sign to cross it out. That is a circular line that gets bigger and bigger outwards. This makes it clear that this spiral sign does not belong to the Chinese character.
20/02/2018 at 17:14

ReplyPositive Negative

Related Topics

How to learn Chinese?
Question | 2 Answers
Do you like Chinese food?
Question | 3 Answers

Important Note

Please note: The contributions published on askingbox.com are contributions of users and should not substitute professional advice. They are not verified by independents and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of askingbox.com. Learn more.


Ask your own question or write your own articles on askingbox.com. How to do.