Iteration marks in Chinese (Wikipedia)

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Submitted by Olle Linge on 08 May, 2015 10:27

Intermediate Advanced Reading Writing Information-and-Advice Handwriting Characters

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Have you ever wondered what a small 二 or weird symbols that look like 〻 or 々 mean in Chinese handwriting? These aren't characters you normally find in printed books, but they do exist in handwriting and have done so for a very long time. They are iteration marks and represent the duplication of the preceding character. If you just wrote a complex character with many strokes and need to duplicate it, you can save a lot of time by using one of these symbols instead!


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