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57 strokes, biáng | One of the most complex



Phonetic substitution
Made up of 57 strokes, the Chinese character for "biáng" is one of the most complex Chinese characters in contemporary usage, although the character is not found in modern dictionaries or even in the Kangxi dictionary. Because the Chinese character for "biáng" cannot be entered into computers (either the Unicode might not yet introduced), phonetic substitutes like Chinese: 棒棒麵; pinyin: bàng bàng miàn) or Chinese: 梆梆麵; pinyin: bāng bāng miàn) are often used.

Biang Biang Mian 彪彪面 (youpo chemian 油泼扯面)

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