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  *开* | 开* | *开
to open (transitive or intransitive) / (of ships, vehicles, troops etc) to start / to turn on; to put in operation; to operate; to run / to boil / to write out (a prescription, check, invoice etc) / (directional complement) away; off / carat (gold) / abbr. for Kelvin, 開爾文|开尔文 / abbr. for 開本|开本, book format
Chinese language
paper / treatise / thesis / CL: / to discuss a paper or thesis (old)
prose / essay
literature and language / (PRC) Chinese (as a school subject)
English (language)
to return to old ways (a Confucian aspiration) / to turn back the clock / neoclassical school during Tang and Song associated with classical writing 古文 / retro (fashion style based on nostalgia, esp. for 1960s)
humanities / human affairs / culture
  *转* | 转* | *转
to solicit articles, essays or pieces of literature (on a subject or in commemoration of an event)
foreign language (written)
refined / educate / cultured / intellectual / polite / gentle
to write an essay / composition (student essay) / CL:
entire text / full text
(textual) context
original text
preceding part of the text
(coll.) to post a message
braille / literature in braille
Chinese language / Chinese script
writing style (formal) / to send an official written communication
Japanese (language)
a branch of the Xianbei 鮮卑|鲜卑 nomadic people / two-character surname Yuwen
translated text
to issue a document / document issued by an authority / outgoing messages / (Internet) to post an article online
inscription in bronze / bell-cauldron inscription
a single penny / a single cent
main text (as opposed to footnotes) / main body (of a book)
Owen (name) / Erwin (name) / Irvine, California
Russian language
to write an article
Kevin (name)
poetry and literature
clause / explanatory section in a document
  *梵* | 梵* | *梵
abbr. for 梵教 Brahmanism / abbr. for Sanskrit 梵語|梵语 or 梵文 / abbr. for 梵蒂岡|梵蒂冈, the Vatican
to state in writing (laws, rules etc)
official communication (between gov. offices of equal rank) / report delivered by the head of gov. on affairs of state
Longwen district of Zhangzhou city 漳州市, Fujian
interpreting words / to explain the meaning of words in classic texts / to decipher an old script
oracle script / oracle bone inscriptions (an early form of Chinese script)
Steven (name) / Simon Stevin (1548-1620), Flemish engineer and mathematician, played a key role in introducing the decimal system to Europe
(old, now used figuratively) official call to arms / official denunciation
text / CL:
Jianwen Emperor, reign name of second Ming Emperor Zhu Yunwen 朱允炆 (1377-1402), reigned 1398-1402
official written ruling in response to a submission / official approval in writing
scripture / scriptures / CL:
Kuiwen district of Weifang city 濰坊市|潍坊市, Shandong
Kevin (person name)
Longman (name)
funeral oration / eulogy / elegiac address
inscription on a tablet
Chinese written language / Chinese literature esp. as taught abroad
Xingwen county in Yibin 宜賓|宜宾, Sichuan
a worthless piece of paper (idiom)
Xiuwen County in Guiyang 貴陽|贵阳, Guizhou
Tibetan script / Tibetan written language / Tibetan language
Manchurian written language
Calvin (name)
early form of Chinese characters inscribed in stone, a precursor of the small seal 小篆
French language
Gang of Four: Jiang Qing 江青, Zhang Chunqiao 張春橋|张春桥, Yao Wenyuan 姚文元, Wang Hongwen 王洪文, who served as scapegoats for the excesses of the cultural revolution
German (language)
Thousand Character Classic, 6th century poem used as a traditional reading primer
quotation / citation
convoluted / elaborate formalities
penniless (idiom)
characters cut in relief
Six Methods of forming Chinese characters, according to Han dictionary Shuowen 說文|说文 - namely, two primary methods: 象形 (pictogram), 指事 (ideogram), two compound methods: 會意|会意 (combined ideogram), 形聲|形声 (ideogram plus phonetic), and two transfer methods: 假借 (loan), 轉注|转注 (transfer)
written / statutory
litany (text of a prayer)
remarkable or peculiar piece of writing
petition (submitted to a superior)
bell-cauldron script / the 籀文 form of Chinese character used in metal inscriptions
the great seal / used narrowly for 籀文 / used broadly for many pre-Qin scripts
to parade by interspersing one's speech or writing with literary allusions / Taiwan pr. [zhuan3 wen2]
(Internet) to repost (Tw)
Charles Darwin (1809-1882), British biologist and author of "On the Origin of Species" 物種起源|物种起源 / Darwin, capital of the Northern Territory (Australia) 北領地|北领地
official document sent to an agency (or an official) of equal rank (in imperial times)
Jiang Wen (1963-), sixth generation Chinese movie director
Roman Tam (1949-), Canto-pop singer
Korean written language
blog article / to write a blog article (netspeak)
foreign language (esp. Western) (old)
variant character / loan word / variant written form (for the same word) / different edition
Spanish (language)
Jyōmon period of Japanese prehistory, with rope pattern pottery
the original name of 孫中山|孙中山, Dr Sun Yat-sen (1866-1925), first president of the Republic of China and co-founder of the Guomintang 國民黨|国民党
repetitious passage / multiple variants of Chinese characters

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