See also: 𪯡

Chinese edit

middle; centre; within
middle; centre; within; among; in; while (doing sth); during; China; Chinese; hit (the mark)
language; culture; writing
language; culture; writing; formal; literary; gentle
simp. and trad.
anagram 文中
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Pronunciation edit

Note: zung1 man4 - attributive.

Noun edit


  1. Chinese (language)
    中文好聽 [Cantonese, trad.]
    中文好听 [Cantonese, simp.]
    ngo5 zung1 man4 meng4-2 m4 hou2 teng1. [Jyutping]
    My Chinese name sounds terrible.
    1. written Chinese
      中文書寫文章 [MSC, trad.]
      中文书写文章 [MSC, simp.]
      zhōngwén shūxiě de wénzhāng [Pinyin]
      an article written in Chinese
      中文唔識 [Cantonese, trad.]
      中文唔识 [Cantonese, simp.]
      ngo5 zung1 man4-2 m4 sik1 duk6. [Jyutping]
      I can't read Chinese.
    2. spoken Chinese, including all dialects and varieties
      中文授課中文授课  ―  zhōngwén shòukè  ―  to teach in Chinese
      中文中文  ―  Nǐ shuō zhōngwén ma?  ―  Do you speak Chinese?
  2. (Mainland China, Taiwan, proscribed) Mandarin
  3. (Hong Kong, Macau) Cantonese

Synonyms edit

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Antonyms edit

  • (Chinese language): 外文 (wàiwén)

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Sino-Xenic (中文):

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Kanji in this term
Grade: 1
Grade: 1
on’yomi kan’on

Etymology edit

From Middle Chinese 中文 (MC trjuwng|trjuwngH mjun).

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

(ちゅう)(ぶん) (chūbun

  1. a text written in Chinese
  2. abbreviation of 中国文学 (chūgoku bungaku, Chinese literature)

References edit

  1. ^ 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN

Korean edit

Hanja in this term

Noun edit

中文 (jungmun) (hangeul 중문)

  1. Hanja form? of 중문 (written work in Modern Standard Chinese).