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

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