Amazing #Chinese #characters!! How many characters does your language have?

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Mandarin is the official language of China. It is also one of the four official languages of Singapore and is one of the six official languages of UN as well. It is also widely spoken in Taiwan and Malaysia as well as the various China towns across the world. According to an estimate, more than 1 billion people speak Mandarin all over the world. It is estimated that currently there are more than 10000 Chinese characters in use. Many new characters are being developed continuously and thus the number of Chinese characters is ever increasing.

Roman Chinese-Mandarin has another writing system which is known as Pinyin. In Pinyin Mandarin characters are written in Roman alphabet. Pinyin is ‘spelled sound’. It is often used in various Chinese teaching institutes all over the world. Many street names, signboards etc. in China as well as Taiwan are written in Pinyin. Pinyin is also helpful to understand the different tones of Mandarin.