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wén yán
n. classical Chinese
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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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tā shuō de wén yán wǒ yí gè zì yě tīng bù dǒng .
phr. I cannot understand a single word of the classical Chinese he speaks.