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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
entire text / full text
original text
to write an essay / composition (student essay) / CL:
humanities / human affairs / culture
English (language)
literature and language / (PRC) Chinese (as a school subject)
blog article / to write a blog article (netspeak)
Japanese (language)
foreign language (written)
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)
to issue a document / document issued by an authority / outgoing messages / (Internet) to post an article online
main text (as opposed to footnotes) / main body (of a book)
this text / article / the main body of a book
text / CL:
poetry and literature
translated text
a dissertation / a PhD thesis
hangul, Korean phonetic alphabet / Korean written language
  *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
Kevin (person name)
Classical Chinese writing
quotation / citation
(textual) context
German (language)
Chinese language / Chinese script
narrative writing / written narration
old language / the Classics / Classical Chinese as a literary model, esp. in Tang and Song prose / Classical Chinese as a school subject
oracle script / oracle bone inscriptions (an early form of Chinese script)
Owen (name) / Erwin (name) / Irvine, California
applied writing / writing for practical purposes (business letters, advertising etc)
official written ruling in response to a submission / official approval in writing
preceding part of the text
Mongolian language
French language
written / statutory
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
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
refined / educate / cultured / intellectual / polite / gentle
clause / explanatory section in a document
Tsai Ing-wen (1956-), Taiwanese DPP politician, president of the Republic of China from 2016
Kuiwen district of Weifang city 濰坊市|潍坊市, Shandong
writing style (formal) / to send an official written communication
a branch of the Xianbei 鮮卑|鲜卑 nomadic people / two-character surname Yuwen
Steven, Stephen (name)
to write an article
Xiuwen county in Guiyang 貴陽|贵阳, Guizhou
Steven (name) / Simon Stevin (1548-1620), Flemish engineer and mathematician, played a key role in introducing the decimal system to Europe
Spanish (language)
Longman (name)
Russian language
scripture / scriptures / CL:
Jianwen Emperor, reign name of second Ming Emperor Zhu Yunwen 朱允炆 (1377-1402), reigned 1398-1402
Shen Congwen (1902-1988), novelist
Chinese written language / Chinese literature esp. as taught abroad
Thousand Character Classic, 6th century poem used as a traditional reading primer
Longwen district of Zhangzhou city 漳州市, Fujian
Roman Tam (1949-), Canto-pop singer
to state in writing (laws, rules etc)
Xingwen county in Yibin 宜賓|宜宾, Sichuan
Hu Shi (1891-1962), original proponent of writing in colloquial Chinese 白話文|白话文
Spanish / Western language / foreign languages (in Qing times)
inscription in bronze / bell-cauldron inscription
Tibetan script / Tibetan written language / Tibetan language
Latin (language)
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
Jiang Wen (1963-), sixth generation Chinese movie director
Evan / Avon / Ivan
Greek literature
passport / travel papers
writings in the vernacular
Arabic (language & writing)
Thai (language)
Portuguese (language)
lit. Martian language / fig. Internet slang used to communicate secret messages that the general public or government can't understand
a single penny / a single cent
penniless (idiom)
braille / literature in braille
to write prose
inscription on a tablet
interpreting words / to explain the meaning of words in classic texts / to decipher an old script
Gang of Four: Jiang Qing 江青, Zhang Chunqiao 張春橋, Yao Wenyuan 姚文元, Wang Hongwen 王洪文, who served as scapegoats for the excesses of the cultural revolution
Ban Ki Moon (1944-), Korean diplomat, UN secretary-general from 2006
Manchurian written language

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