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I think it is (gui1), the traditional character for turtle. I have seen four different versions of this character, which makes it even more difficult.

What do you think is the most difficult character?

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yea i think yu4 is the hardest one i've ever seen. It's very hard to fit it on a small line if you write fan ti zi, almost the perfect example of a good reason to simplify some characters.

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Of the characters I've learned so far and have actually had to use pretty often, I think the most difficult one is (can1), the character for food. It isn't difficult to remember, it's just impossible for me to write it in a satisfactory way. Theres just way too much stuff on the top! It never turns out looking quite like it should, always sort of unbalanced. :wall

A different kind of opinion than the rest... :roll: Maybe it's just because I've only studied Chinese for three years and don't really master the writing yet, but that was the first aspect of a character's "difficultness" that came to my mind.

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