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I am thousands of years old,
but still growing.
I am sometimes worth a thousand words,
other times an empty box.
I sometimes have many parts,
sometimes just one.
Though I always stay at home,
you can visit me in any big city.
HintYou probably don't use me like people do on the other side of the world.
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1-China claims a 5000 year history, a few thousand with a single written language (even when dialects have been incomprehensibly different).
2-Many new words/characters are added every year.
3-Some are pictograms. (most aren't!)
4-'Kou' is a character that looks like a rectangular box and means 'mouth.'
5-Characters have a meaningful main radical, and often have a 'sound-relation' character.
6-Some only have one part, like 'kou.'
7-You can easily find Characters in China...
8-...and in Chinatowns all over the world.
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