Heya! Today's Word of the Day is 中文 - zhōng wén - Chinese language 🙂
Yes, there are a lot of ways to say "Chinese"! We've covered a few, but we left the most important one 'til today. 😛
The 中 zhōng in 中文 literally means "center." However, in this case, it actually means "China"! Why? Well, Chinese people have traditionally referred to their country as 中国, zhōng guó, which quite literally means "center country." This is still the most common way to say "China" today. 🙃
So, 中文 literally means "center writing," or "center language." Remember, you can (and should!) still refer to spoken Chinese as 中文 too!
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