Character Contained In References Comments
 Simplified  Traditional  Ancient forms  Archaic forms
   traditional formhandwritten form

Variants

Phonetic

Semantic

Apparent
Mandarin
wen2, wen4
English
Definitions
literary; writing; culture; formal; language; article; literature
Etymology
Notes
Pictograph: a man with torso made prominent; some versions show heart inside chest (considered seat of learning): educated; cultured; sometimes merely represents intersecting lines