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v./prep. ask; inquire after; interrogate; hold responsible; care, bother; consult; to; from
    gate (for )
    mouth (for )

Simplified Chinese


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.
wèn lù
phr. ask the way
guò wèn
v. concern about
wǒ néng wèn ge wèn tí ma ?
phr. May I ask a question?
shěn wèn
v. interrogate, question
bù wén bú wèn
idiom. neither care to inquire about a thing nor to hear about it
tā men yě wèn tā hǎo
phr. They sent regards to him too.
wèn zuì
v. denounce, condemn
qiú yī wèn yào
phr. seek medical advice and consult a doctor about medication
zuó tiān shōu dào tā de yóu jiàn , tā wèn qí nǐ le .
phr. I received his email yesterday, and he asked after you.
bié wèn wǒ jiè qián , wǒ méi yǒu
phr. Don't ask me to lend (you) money. I don't have any.