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

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

Writing characters

The art of calligraphy is still widely appreciated in China. Fine historic pieces by the great masters continue to achieve high prices at auction. To appreciate Chinese writing it is important to know how the characters are made with the brush. Our page on brush strokes lets you learn how to write in Chinese calligraphy.
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Traditional Chinese calendar

Traditional Chinese calendar

Culture

The traditional Chinese calendar is still used to determine the date of some festivals, and in particular the most important one - Chinese New Year. Our calendar shows each month with both Chinese and Western calendar information together with all the important anniversaries occurring on each day and the whole year.
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