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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
humanities / human affairs / culture
  *转* | 转* | *转
  *文* | 文* | *文
surname Wen
  *文* | 文* | *文
language / culture / writing / formal / literary / gentle / (old) classifier for coins / Kangxi radical 67
entire text / full text
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)
main text (as opposed to footnotes) / main body (of a book)
to issue a document / document issued by an authority / outgoing messages / (Internet) to post an article online
original text
text / CL:
this text / article / the main body of a book
translated text
to write an essay / composition (student essay) / CL:
(textual) context
foreign language (written)
French language
a dissertation / a PhD thesis
poetry and literature
to solicit articles, essays or pieces of literature (on a subject or in commemoration of an event)
narrative writing / written narration
applied writing / writing for practical purposes (business letters, advertising etc)
Kevin (person name)
quotation / citation
the pages ahead / the following pages
hangul, Korean phonetic alphabet / Korean written language
preceding part of the text
Chinese language / Chinese script
written / statutory
Classical Chinese writing
German (language)
refined / educate / cultured / intellectual / polite / gentle
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 written ruling in response to a submission / official approval in writing
inscription in bronze / bell-cauldron inscription
a branch of the Xianbei 鮮卑|鲜卑 nomadic people / two-character surname Yuwen
oracle script / oracle bone inscriptions (an early form of Chinese script)
Japanese (language)
Spanish (language)
Chinese written language / Chinese literature esp. as taught abroad
writing style (formal) / to send an official written communication
old language / the Classics / Classical Chinese as a literary model, esp. in Tang and Song prose / Classical Chinese as a school subject
Steven, Stephen (name)
scripture / scriptures / CL:
Longwen district of Zhangzhou city 漳州市, Fujian
to write an article
clause / explanatory section in a document
Roman Tam (1949-), Canto-pop singer
to state in writing (laws, rules etc)
Russian language
Xiuwen County in Guiyang 貴陽|贵阳, Guizhou
Xingwen county in Yibin 宜賓|宜宾, Sichuan
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
Owen (name) / Erwin (name) / Irvine, California
Jianwen Emperor, reign name of second Ming Emperor Zhu Yunwen 朱允炆 (1377-1402), reigned 1398-1402
Tibetan script / Tibetan written language / Tibetan language
(coll.) to post a message
writings in the vernacular
Longman (name)
  *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
Steven (name) / Simon Stevin (1548-1620), Flemish engineer and mathematician, played a key role in introducing the decimal system to Europe
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
Evan / Avon / Ivan
a single penny / a single cent
Spanish / Western language / foreign languages (in Qing times)
Vietnamese written language / Vietnamese literature
Mongolian language
penniless (idiom)
Calvin (1509-1564), French protestant reformer
Greek literature
braille / literature in braille
Malaysian language
interpreting words / to explain the meaning of words in classic texts / to decipher an old script
Manchurian written language
Calvin (name)
coded text / cypher
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
the great seal / used narrowly for 籀文 / used broadly for many pre-Qin scripts
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)
Jiang Wen (1963-), sixth generation Chinese movie director
Lord Kelvin 1824-1907, British physicist (William Thomson) / Kelvin (temperature scale)
Syriac language (from c. 2nd century BC) / the Syriac script
Zhu Yuanwen, personal name of second Ming Emperor Jianwen 建文
eight-part essay one had to master to pass the imperial exams in Ming and Qing dynasties

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