CAN THERE BE CROSS­WORDS IN MAN­DARIN OR CANTONESE?

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Cross­words in Chi­nese use pic­to­graphic char­ac­ters in­stead of let­ters. One char­ac­ter rep­re­sents a syl­la­ble and nor­mally also mean­ing or a word. So, the Chi­nese do not solve cross­words based on words, but rather on sen­tences with one char­ac­ter (word) per square.

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