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English: The Chinese character , in semi-cursive script. The meaning in English: "book", writing", "calligraphy".
This file is used as the logo of WikiProject Writing systems on the English Wikipedia.
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Author Erin Silversmith (talk · contribs)
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  • Simplified Chinese form:
  • Standard Mandarin: shū
  • Cantonese: syu1
  • Korean: seo (서)
  • Japanese (on): sho
  • Japanese (kun): kaku
  • Vietnamese: thư
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current13:05, 30 August 2006Thumbnail for version as of 13:05, 30 August 2006512 × 512 (4 KB)Erin SilversmithAdding experimental link to Wiktionary definition.
03:33, 26 August 2006Thumbnail for version as of 03:33, 26 August 2006512 × 512 (4 KB)Erin SilversmithThe Chinese character 書, in regular script. *Simplified Chinese form: 书 *Standard Mandarin: ''shū'' *Cantonese: ''syu<sup>1</sup>'' *Japanese (''on''): ''sho'' *Japanese (''jun''): ''kaku'' *Meaning in English: "book", "writing", "calligraphy".

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