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Chinese language / Chinese script
  *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
  *转* | 转* | *转
  *文* | 文* | *文
surname Wen
  *文* | 文* | *文
language / culture / writing / formal / literary / gentle / (old) classifier for coins / Kangxi radical 67
English (language)
quotation / citation
entire text / full text
paper / treatise / thesis / CL: / to discuss a paper or thesis (old)
to write an essay / composition (student essay) / CL:
humanities / human affairs / culture
original text
literature and language
main text (as opposed to footnotes) / main body (of a book)
Japanese (language)
hangul, Korean phonetic alphabet / Korean written language
this text / article / the main body of a book
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)
prose / essay
foreign language (written)
text / CL:
translated text
  *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
Classical Chinese writing
a branch of the Xianbei 鮮卑|鲜卑 nomadic people / two-character surname Yuwen
a dissertation / a PhD thesis
applied writing / writing for practical purposes (business letters, advertising etc)
oracle script / oracle bone inscriptions (an early form of Chinese script)
poetry and literature
(textual) context
Xiuwen county in Guiyang 貴陽|贵阳, Guizhou
narrative writing / written narration
German (language)
Kevin (person name)
official written ruling in response to a submission / official approval in writing
old language / the Classics / Classical Chinese as a literary model, esp. in Tang and Song prose / Classical Chinese as a school subject
written / statutory
article (in publication)
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
clause / explanatory section in a document
Owen (name) / Erwin (name) / Irvine, California
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
French language
Tsai Ing-wen (1956-), Taiwanese DPP politician, president of the Republic of China from 2016
scripture / scriptures / CL:
to state in writing (laws, rules etc)
Steven, Stephen (name)
Kuiwen district of Weifang city 濰坊市|潍坊市, Shandong
refined / educate / cultured / intellectual / polite / gentle
Russian language
preceding part of the text
Chinese written language / Chinese literature esp. as taught abroad
Longman (name)
Longwen district of Zhangzhou city 漳州市, Fujian
Tibetan script / Tibetan written language / Tibetan language
inscription in bronze / bell-cauldron inscription
writing style (formal) / to send an official written communication
Jiang Wen (1963-), sixth generation Chinese movie director
Arabic (language & writing)
Jianwen Emperor, reign name of second Ming Emperor Zhu Yunwen 朱允炆 (1377-1402), reigned 1398-1402
Roman Tam (1949-), Canto-pop singer
lit. Martian language / fig. Internet slang used to communicate secret messages that the general public or government can't understand
Shen Congwen (1902-1988), novelist
Spanish / Western language / foreign languages (in Qing times)
Mongolian language
Jyōmon period of Japanese prehistory, with rope pattern pottery
Steven (name) / Simon Stevin (1548-1620), Flemish engineer and mathematician, played a key role in introducing the decimal system to Europe
writings in the vernacular
inscription on a tablet
Spanish (language)
a single penny / a single cent
word that contains one or more letters of an alphabet (e.g. HSK, PK, WTO, PO, PM2.5, γ射線|γ射线)
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
Tianjin agreement of 1885 between Li Hongzhang 李鴻章|李鸿章 and ITŌ Hirobumi 伊藤博文 to pull Qing and Japanese troops out of Korea
Thai (language)
interpreting words / to explain the meaning of words in classic texts / to decipher an old script
Ban Ki Moon (1944-), Korean diplomat, UN secretary-general from 2006
Greek literature
penniless (idiom)
Braille (alphabet for the blind)
Evan / Avon / Ivan
luminous style
coded text / cypher
Manchurian written language
Calvin (name)
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)
(Internet slang) to post a message
passport / travel papers

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