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  *字* | 字* | *字
letter / symbol / character / word / CL: 個|个 / courtesy or style name traditionally given to males aged 20 in dynastic China
name (of a person or thing) / CL: 個|个
numeral / digit / number / figure / amount / digital (electronics etc) / CL: 個|个
caption / subtitle
character / script / writing / written language / writing style / phraseology / CL: 個|个
letter (of the alphabet) / CL: 個|个
traditional Chinese character
simplified Chinese character, as opposed to traditional Chinese character 繁體字|繁体字
(financial) deficit / red letter
  *龶* | 龶* | *龶
component in Chinese characters, occurring in , , etc / see also 青字頭|青字头
font / typeface
character (computing)
single Chinese character / word (in a foreign language)
Chinese character dictionary (containing entries for single characters, contrasted with a 詞典|词典, which has entries for words of one or more characters) / (coll.) dictionary / CL:
calligraphic style / typeface / font
number of written characters / number of words / word count
characters and numbers (as used in a code) / alphanumeric code / serial number
character size / font size / fame / reputation / shop / name of a shop
to have difficulty remembering how to write Chinese characters
office building
letters or words / words or phrase
Chinese character / CL: 個|个 / Japanese: kanji / Korean: hanja / Vietnamese: hán tự
the four elements: earth, water, fire, and wind (Buddhism) / the four freedoms: speaking out freely, airing views fully, holding great debates, and writing big-character posters, 大鳴大放|大鸣大放, 大辯論|大辩论, 大字報|大字报 (PRC)
character (computing) (Tw)
to write characters
  *訣* | 訣* | *訣
to bid farewell / tricks of the trade / pithy mnemonic formula (e.g. Mao Zedong's 16-character mantra 十六字訣|十六字诀 on guerrilla warfare)
Zihui, Chinese character dictionary with 33,179 entries, released in 17th century
(computer) character repertoire / glossary, lexicon
to spell / spelling
to type
digital network
cross road / cross-shaped / crucifix / the character ten
to combine / combination / composite character (i.e. a synonym of 合體字|合体字) / (of clothes) to be a good fit
incorrectly written or mispronounced characters
thong (underwear)
etymology (of a non-Chinese word) / origin of a character
character string
Chinese character (Hanzi) / the native script used to write a nation's language
first letter of a word or serial number / first character of a Chinese word / first digit of a number / the top part (esp. a radical) of a Chinese character / the initial of a Chinese syllable
numeral / digit / counter
model or template character / written slogan or phrase / mention (e.g. "air mail" 航空 on a letter, "first draft" 初稿 on a document etc)
text only (webpage)
in a row / in a line
crossroads / intersection
the Kangxi Dictionary, named after the Kangxi Emperor, who in 1710 ordered its compilation, containing 47,035 single-character entries
shop, firm, or brand of merchandise with a long-established reputation
felt-tip pen / roller ball pen / gel ink pen
the character 8 or / birthdate characters used in fortune-telling
Thousand Character Classic, 6th century poem used as a traditional reading primer
the Latin alphabet
brief note
phonetic value of a character
text file
pyramid (building or structure)
incorrect character / typo (in Chinese text)
between the words and the lines (idiom); implied meaning / connotations
to digitalize / digital
digital currency
Three Character Classic, 13th century reading primer consisting of Confucian tenets in lines of 3 characters
(slang) swearword / four-letter word
new character (in textbook) / character that is unfamiliar or not yet studied
to sign (one's name) / signature
initial letters
variant Chinese character
alphabetical order
to create Chinese characters / cf Six Methods of forming Chinese characters 六書|六书
(typography) ligature
thong (underwear)
Shuowen Jiezi, the original Han dynasty Chinese character dictionary with 10,516 entries, authored by Xu Shen 許慎|许慎 in 2nd century
form of a Chinese character / variant of 字型
the strokes of a character / calligraphy and painting
ByteDance, Beijing-based Internet technology company, founded in 2012
the Confucian Six Arts, namely: rites or etiquette 禮|礼 (禮儀|礼仪), music 樂|乐 (音樂|音乐), archery (射箭), charioteering (駕車|驾车), calligraphy or literacy 書|书 (識字|识字), mathematics or reckoning 數|数 (計算|计算) / another name for the Six Classics 六經|六经
abbr. of 五筆字型|五笔字型, five stroke input method for Chinese characters by numbered strokes, invented by Wang Yongmin 王永民 in 1983
pictogram (one of the Six Methods 六書|六书 of forming Chinese characters) / Chinese character derived from a picture / sometimes called hieroglyph
piece of paper with short note / short letter
copybook (for calligraphy)
(numeric, data) field
word formation
one's birth data for astrological purposes, combined from year, month, day, hour, heavenly trunk and earthly branch
digital communications
Roman numerals
capital letters / uppercase letters
block (of data) / code word
word processing
shinjitai, simplified Japanese character used since 1946
cross / crucifix / yoke one has to endure
standard form of a Chinese character / (Tw) traditional (i.e. unsimplified) characters
(written) in black and white
words / expressions / writing
square face
everyday words

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