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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
character / script / writing / written language / writing style / phraseology / CL: 個|个
traditional Chinese character
(financial) deficit / red letter
simplified Chinese character, as opposed to traditional Chinese character 繁體字|繁体字
to write characters
to sign (one's name) / signature
Red Cross
gold lettering / gold characters
to type
Chinese character / CL: 個|个 / Japanese: kanji / Korean: hanja / Vietnamese: hán tự
to learn to read
cross road / cross-shaped / crucifix / the character ten
new character (in textbook) / character that is unfamiliar or not yet studied
numeral / digit / counter
in a row / in a line
to practice writing characters
variant Chinese character
the character 8 or / birthdate characters used in fortune-telling
Arabic numerals 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
mispronounced or wrongly written character
incorrectly written or mispronounced characters
literate / knowing how to read
incorrect character / typo (in Chinese text)
Shuowen Jiezi, the original Han dynasty Chinese character dictionary with 10,516 entries, authored by Xu Shen 許慎|许慎 in 2nd century
to have one's fortune read / system of fortune telling based on a person's date and time of birth, according to 干支 (sexagenary cycle)
to have difficulty remembering how to write Chinese characters
text only (webpage)
character with two or more readings
initial / first letter of word (in Latin script)
single Chinese character / word (in a foreign language)
diction / enunciation / to pronounce the words correctly (in opera)
to spell / spelling
Japanese-style emoticon, e.g. (⇀‸↼‶)
the Latin alphabet
wrongly written or mispronounced character
Roman numerals
inscription / autograph
(written) in black and white
to use letters / to use words / diction
bold letter
movable type
word formation
literary name (an alternative name of a person stressing a moral principle) / courtesy name
to bite words and chew characters (idiom); punctilious about minutiae of wording
simplified Chinese character
type / movable letters (printing)
phono-semantic compound character
to tattoo
absolute (as opposed to relative) number
to practice writing characters
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 compounds
Chinese characters
phonetic loan character / using one character interchangeably for phonetically related characters
fortune telling by unpicking Chinese characters
China Japan Korea (CJK) unified ideographs / Unihan
like-named / having the same name
to pronounce (clearly or otherwise) / to enunciate
numeral / digit / number / figure
Chinese character (Hanzi) / the native script used to write a nation's language
single-component character
italic letter / slanting typeface
phonetic alphabet / alphabetic writing system
bold letter
to write from memory
to correct an erroneously written character / regular script (calligraphy) / standard form (of a character or spelling)
nonstandard or corrupted form of a Chinese character
familiar words / known Chinese character
ideograph / ideographical writing system
probe (character)
a scholarly and inquisitive individual (idiom)
transfer character (one of the Six Methods 六書|六书 of forming Chinese characters) / character with meanings influenced by other words / sometimes called mutually explanatory character
old character / archaic form of a Chinese character
regular script (Chinese calligraphic style)
to craft one's words
a Chinese character formed by combining existing elements - i.e. a combined ideogram 會意|会意 or radical plus phonetic 形聲|形声
abbreviated name of an entity (e.g. 皖政, a short name for 安徽省人民政府) / code name / (old) pronoun
nonstandard form of a Chinese character
literate / a cultured person
character having several readings and meanings
to make the sign of the cross / to make a cross (on paper)
pictogram / hieroglyph
cloze (loanword) (Tw)
oracle script / oracle bone character (an early form of Chinese script)
standard form of a Chinese character / (Tw) traditional (i.e. unsimplified) characters
to spell / to compose words
character with opposite meaning / antonym / opposite characters
Unihan / China Japan Korea (CJK) unified ideographs / abbr. for 中日韓統一表意文字|中日韩统一表意文字
cuneiform (Babylonian script)

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