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gǔ wén
n. ancient writings, ancient Chinese prose, classical Chinese characters
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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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hěn duō zhōng guó rén zhǐ néng kàn dǒng bái huà xiǎo shuō , kàn bù dóng gǔ wén .
phr. Many Chinese people can only read vernacular novels and cannot read ancient articles.
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hěn duō zhōng guó rén kàn bù dóng gǔ wén , zhǐ néng kàn bái huà wén .
phr. Many Chinese people are not able to read the ancient Chinese prose, and they can only read vernacular Chinese.