How to Tell the Difference Between Chinese, Japanese, Korean?
Korean characters are made up of these symbols stacked into a square to form a character. These symbols are like English alphabet except it's stacked into a square, not laid out in a line.
To identify Korean, look for lots circles and ovals.
Chinese writing system are ideograph based. Each word is a independent character, not made up by a system of parts.
When you see something that complex, it's Chinese.
The Japanese writing system is made up of Japanese phonetic alphabets and Chinese characters.
|かカ ka||さサ sa||たタ ta||なナ na||はハ ha||まマ ma||やヤ ya||らラ ra||わワ wa|
|i||いイ i||きキ ki||しシ si||ちチ ti||にニ ni||ひヒ hi||みミ mi||♦||りリ ri||ゐヰ wi|
|u||うウ u||くク ku||すス su||つツ tu||ぬヌ nu||ふフ hu||むム mu||ゆユ yu||るル ru||♦|
|e||えエ e||けケ ke||せセ se||てテ te||ねネ ne||へヘ he||めメ me||♦||れレ re||ゑヱ we|
|o||おオ o||こコ ko||そソ so||とト to||のノ no||ほホ ho||もモ mo||よヨ yo||ろロ ro||をヲ wo|
Look for の. It occurs often. It means “of”.