wén script; character

Note

Originally a man with a tattoed chest hence writing in general
Number of strokes 4

Radical

Index 67 used in: zhè (this)

< Previous radical 66 suī Next radical 68 dǒu >

Sounds same

wén (to hear)

Different tone

wèn (ask)

< Previous wèi Next wén >

Pronunciation

Sound file kindly provided by shtooka.net under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike License

stroke order for 文
Stroke order for character 文, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

The illustrious Ming

It was during the Ming dynasty that China achieved many accomplishments: a vast fleet sailed the seas and made many dicoveries.; an encylopedia of the accumulated knowledge was distilled into 11,000 chapers; trade with America brought in new vegetables and cotton that were widely grown.
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