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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
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)
zhuǎi see 轉文|转文[zhuai3 wen2]
人文 rén wén humanities / human affairs / culture
全文 quán wén entire text / full text
作文 zuò wén to write an essay / composition (student essay) / CL:篇[pian1]
语文 wén literature and language / (PRC) Chinese (as a school subject)
原文 yuán wén original text
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
法文 wén French language
日文 wén Japanese (language)
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]
译文 wén translated text
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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