Chinese Etymology

Chinese Etymology

Uncle Hanzi (汉字叔叔)
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Character:

Character (單一漢字)
English Senses For (英文): wen2
a composition / an article / language / literature / culture / education / elegant / cultured / polished / suave / civil / polite / urbane / mild / civilian or civil ( as opposed to military ) / a former monetary unit / as in 一 文不名 ( to own nothing ) / a Chinese family name

English Senses For (英文): wen3
to cover up / to conceal / to gloss over

Simplified (簡體字):
Unicode := 6587
GB2312-80 := CEC4


New! Simplification explanation under construction.

Traditional (繁體字):
Unicode := 6587
Big5 := A4E5


(聲字部分):
文 wen2 wen3 (productive phonetic)

(有意部分):



History of Chinese Writing

中國文字的歷史

Spoken Chinese and Other Languages

Unicode Tests

Chinese Equivalent Websites

Chinese Encoding and Conversion

Enable XP for maximum Chinese

ShuoWen: (說文解字):
錯畫也象交文凡文之屬皆從文

New! etymology explanation under construction.

Primitive pictograph 文. Believed to be a man in clothing, orginally with a heart. Meaning culture.



Seal (說文解字裏的篆體字)

S06494

LST Seal (六書通裏的篆體字) Characters

L31454 L31455 L31456 L31457 L31458 L31459 L31460
L05419 L05420 L05421 L05422 L05423 L05424 L05425
L05426 L05427 L05428 L05429 L05430 L05431 L05432
L05433 L05434 L05435 L05436 L05437 L05438 L05439
L05440 L05441 L05442 L05443 L05444 L05445 L05418

Bronze (金文编裏的字) Characters

B13857 B13858 B13859 B13860 B13861 B13862 B13863
B13864 B13865 B13866 B13867 B13868 B13869 B13870
B13871 B13872 B13873 B13874 B13875 B13876 B13877
B13878 B13879 B13880 B13881 B13882 B13883 B13884
B13885 B13886 B13887 B13888 B13889 B13890 B13891
B13892 B13893 B13894 B13895 B13896 B13897 B13898
B13899 B13900 B13901 B13902 B13903 B13904 B13905
B13906 B13907 B13908 B13909 B13910 B13911 B13912
B13913 B13914 B13915 B13916 B13917 B13918 B13919
B13920 B13921 B13922 B13923 B13924 B13925 B13926
B13927 B13928 B13929 B13930 B13931 B13932 B13933
B13934 B13935 B13936 B13937 B13938 B13939 B13940
B13941 B13942 B13943 B13944 B13945 B13946 B13947

Oracle (甲骨文编裏的字) Characters

J21019 J21020 J21021 J21022 J21023 J21024 J21025
J21026 J21027 J21028 J21029 J21030 J21031 J21032
J21033 J21034 J21035 J21036 J21037 J21038 J21039

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