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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
Wén surname Wen
wén language / culture / writing / formal / literary / gentle / (old) classifier for coins / Kangxi radical 67
zhuǎi see 轉文|转文[zhuai3 wen2]
全文 quán wén entire text / full text
原文 yuán wén original text
论文 lùn wén paper / treatise / thesis / CL:篇[pian1] / to discuss a paper or thesis (old)
英文 Yīng wén English (language)
人文 rén wén humanities / human affairs / culture
博文 wén blog article / to write a blog article (netspeak)
作文 zuò wén to write an essay / composition (student essay) / CL:篇[pian1]
语文 wén literature and language
日文 wén Japanese (language)
发文 wén to issue a document / document issued by an authority / outgoing messages / (Internet) to post an article online
正文 zhèng wén main text (as opposed to footnotes) / main body (of a book)
本文 běn wén this text / article / the main body of a book
散文 sǎn wén prose / essay
外文 wài wén foreign language (written)
公文 gōng wén document
课文 wén text / CL:篇[pian1]
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)
天文 tiān wén astronomy
诗文 shī wén poetry and literature
译文 wén translated text
学位论文 xué wèi lùn wén a dissertation / a PhD thesis
韩文 Hán wén hangul, Korean phonetic alphabet / Korean written language
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
凯文 Kǎi wén Kevin (person name)
文言文 wén yán wén Classical Chinese writing
甲骨文 jiǎ wén oracle script / oracle bone inscriptions (an early form of Chinese script)
水文 shuǐ wén hydrology
华文 Huá wén Chinese language / Chinese script
软文 ruǎn wén advertorial
德文 wén German (language)
引文 yǐn wén quotation / citation
记叙文 wén narrative writing / written narration
古文 wén old language / the Classics / Classical Chinese as a literary model, esp. in Tang and Song prose / Classical Chinese as a school subject
上下文 shàng xià wén (textual) context
应用文 yìng yòng wén applied writing / writing for practical purposes (business letters, advertising etc)
批文 wén official written ruling in response to a submission / official approval in writing
蒙文 Měng wén Mongolian language
法文 wén French language
铭文 míng wén inscription
杂文 wén essay
推文 tuī wén 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
达尔文 ěr wén Charles Darwin (1809-1882), British biologist and author of "On the Origin of Species" 物種起源|物种起源[Wu3 zhong3 Qi3 yuan2] / Darwin, capital of the Northern Territory (Australia) 北領地|北领地[Bei3 Ling3 di4]
条文 tiáo wén clause / explanatory section in a document
成文 chéng wén written / statutory
蔡英文 Cài Yīng wén Tsai Ing-wen (1956-), Taiwanese DPP politician, president of the Republic of China from 2016
奎文 Kuí wén Kuiwen district of Weifang city 濰坊市|潍坊市[Wei2 fang1 shi4], Shandong
宇文 wén a branch of the Xianbei 鮮卑|鲜卑[Xian1 bei1] nomadic people / two-character surname Yuwen
欧文 Ōu wén Owen (name) / Erwin (name) / Irvine, California
史蒂文 Shǐ wén Steven, Stephen (name)
撰文 zhuàn wén article (in publication)
修文 Xiū Wén Xiuwen county in Guiyang 貴陽|贵阳[Gui4 yang2], Guizhou
说文 Shuō wén see 說文解字|说文解字[Shuo1 wen2 Jie3 zi4]
上文 shàng wén preceding part of the text
龙文 Lóng wén Longwen district of Zhangzhou city 漳州市[Zhang1 zhou1 shi4], Fujian
西班牙文 bān wén Spanish (language)
朗文 Lǎng wén Longman (name)
俄文 É wén Russian language
经文 jīng wén scripture / scriptures / CL:本[ben3]
建文 Jiàn Wén Jianwen Emperor, reign name of second Ming Emperor Zhu Yunwen 朱允炆[Zhu1 Yun3 wen2] (1377-1402), reigned 1398-1402
沈从文 Shěn Cóng wén Shen Congwen (1902-1988), novelist
汉文 Hàn wén Chinese written language / Chinese literature esp. as taught abroad
罗文 Luó wén Roman Tam (1949-), Canto-pop singer
明文 míng wén to state in writing (laws, rules etc)
斯蒂文 wén Steven (name) / Simon Stevin (1548-1620), Flemish engineer and mathematician, played a key role in introducing the decimal system to Europe
兴文 Xīng wén Xingwen county in Yibin 宜賓|宜宾[Yi2 bin1], Sichuan
胡适 Shì Hu Shi (1891-1962), original proponent of writing in colloquial Chinese 白話文|白话文[bai2 hua4 wen2]
西文 wén Spanish / Western language / foreign languages (in Qing times)
藏文 Zàng wén Tibetan script / Tibetan written language / Tibetan language
拉丁文 dīng wén Latin (language)
行文 xíng wén writing style (formal) / to send an official written communication
姜文 Jiāng Wén Jiang Wen (1963-), sixth generation Chinese movie director
斯文 wén refined / educate / cultured / intellectual / polite / gentle
埃文 Āi wén Evan / Avon / Ivan
金文 jīn wén inscription in bronze / bell-cauldron inscription
梵文 Fàn wén Sanskrit
希腊文 wén Greek literature
关文 guān wén passport / travel papers
白话文 bái huà wén writings in the vernacular
阿拉伯文 Ā wén Arabic (language & writing)
泰文 Tài wén Thai (language)
回文 huí wén palindrome
葡萄牙文 táo wén Portuguese (language)
火星文 Huǒ xīng wén lit. Martian language / fig. Internet slang used to communicate secret messages that the general public or government can't understand
身无分文 shēn fēn wén penniless (idiom)
属文 zhǔ wén to write prose
碑文 bēi wén inscription on a tablet
韵文 yùn wén verse
四人帮 rén bāng 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
列治文 Liè zhì wén Richmond (place name or surname)
满文 Mǎn wén Manchurian written language
繁文 fán wén convoluted / elaborate formalities
密文 wén coded text / cypher
炳文 bǐng wén luminous style
奇文 wén remarkable work / peculiar writing
越南文 Yuè nán wén Vietnamese written language / Vietnamese literature


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