bái huà wén
n. vernacular Chinese, contemporary Chinese
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Traditional Chinese

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 de kuáng rén rì jì shì zhōng guó dì yī piān bái huà wén xiǎo shuō .
phr. His "Diary of a Madman" is considered the first story written in Modern Chinese.
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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.