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  *書* | 書* | *書
book / letter / document / CL: , 冊|册, / to write
HSK 1
library / CL: , 個|个
HSK 3
bookshelf / CL: 個|个
HSK 5
in writing / written
HSK 6
credentials / certificate
HSK 6
books / works
HSK 6
calligraphy / handwriting / penmanship
HSK 6
secretary (chief official of a branch of a socialist or communist party) / clerk / scribe
HSK 6
(Tw) to cram (from Taiwanese 齧書, Tai-lo pr. [khè su], lit. to gnaw a book) / to study / see also 啃書|啃书
document / official correspondence / secretary / secretariat
the Great Learning, one of the Four Books 四書|四书 in Confucianism
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  *書* | 書* | *書
abbr. for 書經|书经
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to read a book / to study / to attend school
books (in a library or bookstore) / CL: , 冊|册,
(technical) manual / (book of) directions / synopsis (of a play or film) / specification (patent) / CL:
universal / encyclopedic / abbr. for 百科全書|百科全书
electronic book / e-book / e-book reader
schoolbag / satchel / bookbag / CL: 個|个, 隻|只
bookmark / CL: 張|张
encyclopedia / CL: ,
to write
reference book (such as dictionary, almanac, gazetteer etc)
book / CL:
secretary
desk / CL: 張|张
painting and calligraphy
bookcase
textbook / CL:
secretary-general
dictionary / encyclopedia
best-seller / best-selling book / blockbuster
to read / to study
white paper (e.g. containing proposals for new legislation) / white book
academy of classical learning (Tang Dynasty - Qing Dynasty)
bookstore / CL:
bookstore / publishing house
page of a book
papers and books
study (room) / studio / CL: 間|间
certificate
statement
books and publications
dealing with red tape / paperwork / (Tw) word processing
application / application form / petition (to higher authorities)
love letter
to collect books / library collection
Jeremy Lin (1988-), Taiwanese-American professional basketball player (NBA)
literary reputation
to write for sb else / a lawyer who writes legal documents for his clients
study group
Xia Huanggong also known as Huang Shigong 黃石公|黄石公 (dates of birth and death uncertain), Daoist hermit of the Qin Dynasty 秦代 and purported author of ”Three Strategies of Huang Shigong” 黃石公三略|黄石公三略, one of the Seven Military Classics of ancient China 武經七書|武经七书
letter / epistle
audiobook
affidavit / written pledge
general secretary (of the Communist Party)
The Commercial Press, Beijing (est. 1897)
Wuzi, one of the Seven Military Classics of ancient China 武經七書|武经七书, written by Wu Qi 吳起|吴起
reference book
to listen to stories / to listen to performance of 說書|说书 storytelling
pingshu, a folk art where a single performer narrates stories from history or fiction
book review / book notice
to recite a text from memory / to learn a text by heart / to back / to endorse (a political candidate, product, check etc) / backing / endorsement
to deliver / to send a letter / a letter (of complaint, opinion etc)
name of a book / reputation as calligrapher
vice-secretary
imperial edict / heavenly book (superstition) / obscure or illegible writing / double dutch
Fortress Besieged, 1947 novel by Qian Zhongshu 錢鐘書|钱钟书, filmed as a TV serial
folk art consisting of storytelling to music
proviso / qualifying clause
commission / proxy / power of attorney / authorization / warrant
Guangyun, Chinese rime dictionary 韻書|韵书 from 11th century, containing 26,194 single-character entries
a store room for books / fig. an erudite person / the Bibliotheca and Epitome of pseudo-Apollodorus
Joshua (name)
Epistle of St Paul to the Romans
combined ideogram (one of the Six Methods 六書|六书 of forming Chinese characters) / Chinese character that combines the meanings of existing elements / also known as joint ideogram or associative compound / to comprehend without being told explicitly / to cotton on / knowing (smile, glance etc)
scholar / intellectual
stapler
calligrapher
national library
a series of books / a collection of books
History of Qi of the Southern Dynasties, seventh of the 24 dynastic histories 二十四史, compiled by Xiao Zixian 蕭子顯|萧子显 in 537 during Liang of the Southern Dynasties 南朝梁, 59 scrolls / usually 南齊書|南齐书 to distinguish from Northern Qi
stapler / stapling machine / bookbinding machine / CL: 臺|台
calligraphy society / village school (old) / literary society (old)
recommendation letter
pornographic book
indictment (law) / statement of charges (law)
booklist / bibliography / title catalogue / CL:
to create Chinese characters / cf Six Methods of forming Chinese characters 六書|六书
prospectus (setting out share offer) / offering circular
volume / scroll
a reading group / press (i.e. publishing house)
publication / a book's first appearance
Book of Isaiah
teashop with performance by 評書|评书 story tellers / (attached to name of publishing houses) / (in former times) private school / library (of classic texts)
study (room)
History of the Song Dynasty, twentieth of the 24 dynastic histories 二十四史, composed under Toktoghan 脫脫|脱脱 in 1345 during the Yuan Dynasty , 496 scrolls / (not to be confused with 宋書|宋书)
“Art of War”, one of the Seven Military Classics of ancient China 武經七書|武经七书, written by Sun Tzu 孫子|孙子
Siku Quanshu (collection of books compiled during Qing dynasty)
second-hand book / old book / ancient book

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