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Zhōng wén Chinese language
Huá wén Chinese language / Chinese script
wén yán wén classical Chinese
jiǎ wén oracle script / oracle bone inscriptions (an early form of Chinese script)
wén old language / the Classics / classical Chinese as a literary model, esp. in Tang and Song prose / classical Chinese as a school subject
Jiāng Wén Jiang Wen (1963-), sixth generation Chinese movie director
Hàn wén Chinese written language / Chinese literature esp. as taught abroad
Shì Hu Shi (1891-1962), original proponent of writing in colloquial Chinese 白话文
liù shū Six Methods of forming Chinese characters, according to Han dictionary Shuowen 说文 - namely, two primary methods: 象形 (pictogram), 指事 (ideogram), two compound methods: 会意 (combined ideogram), 形声 (ideogram plus phonetic), and two transfer methods: 假借 (loan), 转注 (transfer)
shí wén early form of Chinese characters inscribed in stone, a precursor of the small seal 小篆
zhōng dǐng wén bell-cauldron script / the 籀文 form of Chinese character used in metal inscriptions
chū wén archaic (and simpler) form of a Chinese character
chóng wén repetitious passage / multiple variants of Chinese characters

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