中文

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Chinese[edit]

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


Note: zung1 man4 - attributive.

Noun[edit]

中文

  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) Cantonese

Synonyms[edit]

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Antonyms[edit]

  • (Chinese language): 外文 (wàiwén)

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Descendants[edit]

Sino-Xenic (中文):

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ちゅう
Grade: 1
ぶん
Grade: 1
on’yomi kan’on

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Chinese 中文 (MC ʈɨuŋ|ʈɨuŋH mɨun).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

中文(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