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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
(financial) deficit / red letter
simplified Chinese character, as opposed to traditional Chinese character 繁體字|繁体字
traditional Chinese character
Chinese character / CL: 個|个 / Japanese: kanji / Korean: hanja / Vietnamese: hán tự
cross road / cross-shaped / crucifix / the character ten
Red Cross
to write characters
the character 8 or / birthdate characters used in fortune-telling
to sign (one's name) / signature
gold lettering / gold characters
incorrect character / typo (in Chinese text)
to type
single Chinese character / word (in a foreign language)
to learn to read
to create Chinese characters / cf Six Methods of forming Chinese characters 六書|六书
character with two or more readings
new character (in textbook) / character that is unfamiliar or not yet studied
fortune telling by unpicking Chinese characters
literate / knowing how to read
wrongly written or mispronounced character
Chinese character (Hanzi) / the native script used to write a nation's language
to spell / spelling
diction; enunciation / to pronounce the words correctly (in opera)
to bite words and chew characters (idiom); punctilious about minutiae of wording
ancient character / archaic form of a Chinese character
(printing) type; movable letters
to pronounce (clearly or otherwise) / to enunciate
Shuowen Jiezi, the original Han dynasty Chinese character dictionary with 10,516 entries, authored by Xu Shen 許慎|许慎 in 2nd century
(written) in black and white
mispronounced or wrongly written character
to write an inscription (poem, remark, autograph etc) / an inscription
nonstandard form of a Chinese character
to correct an erroneously written character / regular script (calligraphy) / standard form (of a character or spelling)
to practice writing characters
to craft one's words
literate / a cultured person
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)
familiar words / known Chinese character
obscure word / unfamiliar character
numeral / digit / counter
erroneous character / typographical error
to use letters / to use words / diction
nonstandard form of a Chinese character
to practice writing characters
abbreviated character / simplified character
word formation
to write from memory
to spell / to compose words
pictogram (one of the Six Methods 六書|六书 of forming Chinese characters) / Chinese character derived from a picture / sometimes called hieroglyph
(typography) ligature
to tattoo
Arabic numerals 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
movable type
literary name (an alternative name of a person stressing a moral principle) / courtesy name
original form of a Chinese character
oracle script / oracle bone character (an early form of Chinese script)
pictogram / hieroglyph
phonetic alphabet / alphabetic writing system
character having several readings and meanings
cuneiform (Babylonian script)
simplified Chinese character
Japanese-style emoticon, e.g. (⇀‸↼‶)
in a row / in a line
(orthography) consistent words (e.g. "dean", "bean", and "lean", where "-ean" is pronounced the same in each case) / consistent characters (e.g. 搖|摇, 遙|遥 and 謠|谣, which share a phonetic component that reliably indicates that the pronunciation of the character is yáo)
(orthography) inconsistent words (e.g. "through", "bough" and "rough", where "-ough" is not pronounced the same in each case) / inconsistent characters (e.g. , and , which are pronounced differently from each other even though they all have the same notional phonetic component)
China Japan Korea (CJK) unified ideographs / Unihan
abbreviated name of an entity (e.g. 皖政, a short name for 安徽省人民政府) / code name / (old) pronoun
loan character (one of the Six Methods 六書|六书 of forming Chinese characters) / character acquiring meanings by phonetic association / also called phonetic loan
cloze (loanword) (Tw)
character with opposite meaning / antonym / opposite characters
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
Chinese character that is pronounced the same (as another character)
Vietnam characters (like Chinese characters but native to Vietnam)
unique compound
Gwoyeu Romatzyh, a romanization system for Chinese devised by Y.R. Chao and others in 1925-26
stem compound
everyday words
sans serif (typography)
phono-semantic compound character
(literary) (of a young lady) to be awaiting betrothal
the alphabet / latin letters
ideogram (one of the Six Methods 六書|六书 of forming Chinese characters) / Chinese character indicating an idea, such as up and down / also known as self-explanatory character
command name
(cognitive psychology) probe letter
to have difficulty remembering how to write Chinese characters
numeral / digit / number / figure

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