See also: and

TranslingualEdit

Stroke order
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Stroke order
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EtymologyEdit

Ideogram (指事): a man with a painted or tattooed chest. In current form, tattoo has vanished, so simply an outline of a man (head, outstretched arms, legs, chest). Compare , which has no chest.

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Oracle bone script Bronze inscriptions Large seal script Small seal script

Han characterEdit

(radical 67 +0, 4 strokes, cangjie input 卜大 (YK), four-corner 00400)

  1. literature, culture, writing, language
  2. used as a surname

ReferencesEdit

  • KangXi: page 477, character 1
  • Dai Kanwa Jiten: character 13450
  • Dae Jaweon: page 831, character 39
  • Hanyu Da Zidian: volume 3, page 2169, character 1
  • Unihan data for U+6587

CantoneseEdit

HanziEdit

(Jyutping man4, man6, Yale man4, man6)


HakkaEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ vûn, Guangdong wun2; vun2 [Meixian, Kwangtung], Hagfa Pinyim vun2)

ReferencesEdit


JapaneseEdit

KanjiEdit

(grade 1 “Kyōiku” kanji)

ReadingsEdit

CompoundsEdit

NounEdit

(hiragana ぶん, romaji bun)

  1. (grammar) sentence

NounEdit

(hiragana ふみ, romaji fumi)

  1. letter

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

  • 恋文

KoreanEdit

HanjaEdit

(mun)
Eumhun:

  • Sound (hangeul): [[]] (revised: mun, McCune-Reischauer: mun, Yale: mun)
  • Name (hangeul): 글월()

CompoundsEdit


MandarinEdit

HanziEdit

(Pinyin wén (wen2), Wade-Giles wen2)

NounEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin wén)

  1. language
    中文 Chinese, 英文 English
  2. writing, literary composition
    文件 document; 文章 article, essay
  3. culture
    文化 culture; 文明 civilization

AdjectiveEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin wén)

  1. literary , bookish
  2. civil
    文职 civilian post ;文武 civilian and military

Proper nounEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin wén)

  1. A surname​.

ClassifierEdit

(traditional and simplified, Pinyin wén)

  1. (old) measure word for coins

CompoundsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-03-18.

Middle ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(*miən)


Min NanEdit

HanziEdit

(POJ bûn (bun5))


Old ChineseEdit

Han characterEdit

(IPA *mɯn)

ReferencesEdit

  • Zhengzhang (鄭張尚芳)

VietnameseEdit

Han characterEdit

(văn, von)

CompoundsEdit

Last modified on 13 April 2014, at 17:39