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  *开* | 开* | *开
to open / to start / to turn on / to boil / to write out (a prescription, check, invoice etc) / to operate (a vehicle) / 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
  *文* | 文* | *文
surname Wen
  *文* | 文* | *文
language / culture / writing / formal / literary / gentle / (old) classifier for coins / Kangxi radical 67
  *转* | 转* | *转
literature and language / (PRC) Chinese (as a school subject)
entire text / full text
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)
translated text
humanities / human affairs / culture
to write an essay / composition (student essay) / CL:
main text (as opposed to footnotes) / main body (of a book)
this text / article / the main body of a book
original text
Japanese (language)
to issue a document / document issued by an authority / outgoing messages / (Internet) to post an article online
foreign language (written)
text / CL:
to solicit articles, essays or pieces of literature (on a subject or in commemoration of an event)
a dissertation / a PhD thesis
(textual) context
poetry and literature
  *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
official written ruling in response to a submission / official approval in writing
applied writing / writing for practical purposes (business letters, advertising etc)
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
Longman (name)
Kevin (person name)
quotation / citation
the pages ahead / the following pages
hangul, Korean phonetic alphabet / Korean written language
preceding part of the text
written / statutory
Classical Chinese writing
oracle script / oracle bone inscriptions (an early form of Chinese script)
German (language)
Xingwen county in Yibin 宜賓|宜宾, Sichuan
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
old language / the Classics / Classical Chinese as a literary model, esp. in Tang and Song prose / Classical Chinese as a school subject
narrative writing / written narration
refined / educate / cultured / intellectual / polite / gentle
Steven, Stephen (name)
Chinese written language / Chinese literature esp. as taught abroad
(coll.) to post a message
writing style (formal) / to send an official written communication
Roman Tam (1949-), Canto-pop singer
French language
Tibetan script / Tibetan written language / Tibetan language
clause / explanatory section in a document
worthless (idiom) / no use whatsoever
Owen (name) / Erwin (name) / Irvine, California
convoluted / elaborate formalities
Mongolian language
scripture / scriptures / CL:
a branch of the Xianbei 鮮卑|鲜卑 nomadic people / two-character surname Yuwen
writings in the vernacular
Spanish (language)
to write an article
Tsai Ing-wen (1956-), Taiwanese DPP politician, president of the Republic of China from 2016
Russian language
Longwen district of Zhangzhou city 漳州市, Fujian
Kuiwen district of Weifang city 濰坊市|潍坊市, Shandong
Hu Shi (1891-1962), original proponent of writing in colloquial Chinese 白話文|白话文
to state in writing (laws, rules etc)
Jianwen Emperor, reign name of second Ming Emperor Zhu Yunwen 朱允炆 (1377-1402), reigned 1398-1402
Arabic (language & writing)
Xiuwen county in Guiyang 貴陽|贵阳, Guizhou
tweet (on Twitter) / (HK, Tw) to "bump" a forum thread to raise its profile / to reply to original poster (or recommend a post) on PTT bulletin board
inscription in bronze / bell-cauldron inscription
Greek literature
Shen Congwen (1902-1988), novelist
paired phrases (poetic device)
Steven (name) / Simon Stevin (1548-1620), Flemish engineer and mathematician, played a key role in introducing the decimal system to Europe
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)
Evan / Avon / Ivan
(Tw) advertorial
first line of the Thousand Character Classic 千字文
Spanish / Western language / foreign languages (in Qing times)
Lord Kelvin 1824-1907, British physicist (William Thomson) / Kelvin (temperature scale)
official communication (between gov. offices of equal rank) / report delivered by the head of gov. on affairs of state
Vietnamese written language / Vietnamese literature
penniless (idiom)
Calvin (1509-1564), French protestant reformer
Korean written language
Malaysian language
Chinese language / Chinese script
Jiang Wen (1963-), sixth generation Chinese movie director
word that contains one or more letters of an alphabet (e.g. HSK, PK, WTO, PO, PM2.5, γ射線|γ射线)
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