文 - Dong Chinese dictionary

wén

writing

Pictograph of a man with writing (possibly a tattoo) on his chest. In later scripts the writing was abbreviated to a dot or omitted altogether.

Evolution

文 Oracle script (~1250-1000 BC)

Oracle script

(~1250-1000 BC)
文 Bronze script Late Shang dynasty (~1100 BC)

Bronze script

Late Shang dynasty (~1100 BC)
文 Seal script Shuowen (~100 AD)

Seal script

Shuowen (~100 AD)
文 Clerical script Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)

Clerical script

Eastern Han dynasty (25-220 AD)
文 Regular script Modern

Regular script

Modern
Definitions

 

wén

literature, culture, writing; language; culture; writing; formal; literary; gentle; (old) classifier for coins; Kangxi radical 67

 

Wén

surname Wen

Most common words with 文
Freq.
Word
Meaning

文化

culture

文件

document

language

文章

article

文明

civilized

Component uses

Meaning component in 10 characters

Sound component in 11 characters

Simplified component in 2 characters