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a text written in jun kan buntai 純漢文体 and a text written in hentai kan buntai 変体漢文体?

For learning: Japanese
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    In the Japanese language, 純漢文体 is the regular form of Chinese that the Japanese use without altering the vocabulary, grammar, word order of the Chinese language. On the other hand, 変体漢文体 is a form of Japanese that is written to look like classical Chinese (e.g., using only kanji without kana), but uses vocabulary, grammar, or word order that is not found in Chinese.

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