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The number of Written Characters in the Chinese Language
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(zhōngwén, 中文) (Hànzì, 汉字/漢字; Shuowen Jiezi count; distinct characters)
According to the Han Dynasty dictionary, Shuowen Jiezi (說文解字), there are 9,353 distinct Han characters used to depict the Chinese language. Fluency in written Chinese requires mastery of 4,000 - 5,000 of these characters.
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https://books.google.com/books?id=wOPArZVCk-wC&lpg=PP1&dq=isbn%3A0521296536&pg=PA69#v=onepage&f=false

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