English to Chinese Dictionary


kāi 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[Kai1 er3 wen2] / abbr. for 開本|开本[kai1 ben3], book format
中文 Zhōng wén Chinese language
论文 lùn wén paper / treatise / thesis / CL:篇[pian1] / to discuss a paper or thesis (old)
天文 tiān wén astronomy
散文 sǎn wén prose / essay
本文 běn wén this text / article / the main body of a book
英文 Yīng wén English (language)
人文 rén wén humanities / human affairs / culture
zhuǎi see 轉文|转文[zhuai3 wen2]
全文 quán wén entire text / full text
语文 wén literature and language / (PRC) Chinese (as a school subject)
复古 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)
Fàn abbr. for 梵教[Fan4 jiao4] Brahmanism / abbr. for Sanskrit 梵語|梵语[Fan4 yu3] or 梵文[Fan4 wen2] / abbr. for 梵蒂岡|梵蒂冈[Fan4 di4 gang1], the Vatican
发文 wén to issue a document / document issued by an authority / outgoing messages / (Internet) to post an article online
原文 yuán wén original text
法文 wén French language
日文 wén Japanese (language)
译文 wén translated text
作文 zuò wén to write an essay / composition (student essay) / CL:篇[pian1]
上下文 shàng xià wén (textual) context
外文 wài wén foreign language (written)
正文 zhèng wén main text (as opposed to footnotes) / main body (of a book)
课文 wén text / CL:篇[pian1]
诗文 shī wén poetry and literature
征文 zhēng wén to solicit articles, essays or pieces of literature (on a subject or in commemoration of an event)

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