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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
  *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
paper / treatise / thesis / CL: / to discuss a paper or thesis (old)
to write an essay / composition (student essay) / CL:
English (language)
literature and language / (PRC) Chinese (as a school subject)
humanities / human affairs / culture
blog article / to write a blog article (netspeak)
Japanese (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)
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
prose / essay
foreign language (written)
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
oracle script / oracle bone inscriptions (an early form of Chinese script)
Chinese language / Chinese script
(textual) context
German (language)
quotation / citation
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
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
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
written / statutory
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
a branch of the Xianbei 鮮卑|鲜卑 nomadic people / two-character surname Yuwen
writing style (formal) / to send an official written communication
Steven, Stephen (name)
article (in publication)
Xiuwen county in Guiyang 貴陽|贵阳, Guizhou
Longwen district of Zhangzhou city 漳州市, Fujian
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
Roman Tam (1949-), Canto-pop singer
to state in writing (laws, rules etc)
Steven (name) / Simon Stevin (1548-1620), Flemish engineer and mathematician, played a key role in introducing the decimal system to Europe
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)
Tibetan script / Tibetan written language / Tibetan language
Latin (language)
Jiang Wen (1963-), sixth generation Chinese movie director
Evan / Avon / Ivan
inscription in bronze / bell-cauldron inscription
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
Manchurian written language
Korean written language
coded text / cypher

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