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letter / symbol / character / word / CL: 個|个 / courtesy or style name traditionally given to males aged 20 in dynastic China
character / script / writing / written language / writing style / phraseology / CL: 個|个
name (of a person or thing) / CL: 個|个
numeral / digit / number / figure / amount / digital (electronics etc) / CL: 個|个
Chinese character / CL: 個|个 / Japanese: kanji / Korean: hanja / Vietnamese: hán tự
to write characters
to create Chinese characters / cf Six Methods of forming Chinese characters 六書|六书
to sign (one's name) / signature
cross road / cross-shaped / crucifix / the character ten
to type
in a row / in a line
mispronounced or wrongly written character
incorrectly written or mispronounced characters
text only (webpage)
the character 8 or / birthdate characters used in fortune-telling
Red Cross
traditional Chinese character
Shuowen Jiezi, the original Han dynasty Chinese character dictionary with 10,516 entries, authored by Xu Shen 許慎|许慎 in 2nd century
incorrect character / typo (in Chinese text)
fortune telling by unpicking Chinese characters
to learn to read
single Chinese character / word (in a foreign language)
character with two or more readings
literate / knowing how to read
one's birth data for astrological purposes, combined from year, month, day, hour, heavenly trunk and earthly branch
simplified Chinese character, as opposed to traditional Chinese character 繁體字|繁体字
Arabic numerals 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
the Latin alphabet
Japanese-style emoticon, e.g. (⇀‸↼‶)
variant Chinese character
numeral / digit / counter
Roman numerals
new character (in textbook) / character that is unfamiliar or not yet studied
wrongly written or mispronounced character
(financial) deficit / red letter
inscription / autograph
everyday words
to practice writing characters
phonetic loan character / using one character interchangeably for phonetically related characters
to use letters / to use words / diction
simplified Chinese character
the alphabet / latin letters
radical plus phonetic (one of the Six Methods 六書|六书 of forming Chinese characters) / also known as phonogram, phonetic compound or picto-phonetic character
to bite words and chew characters (idiom); punctilious about minutiae of wording
to practice writing characters
Chinese character (Hanzi) / the native script used to write a nation's language
initial / first letter of word (in Latin script)
to tattoo
like-named / having the same name
inconsistent phonogram(s)
to pronounce (clearly or otherwise) / to enunciate
to correct an erroneously written character / regular script (calligraphy) / standard form (of a character or spelling)
to write from memory
(written) in black and white
a scholarly and inquisitive individual (idiom)
type / movable letters (printing)
to spell / spelling
bold letter
diction / enunciation / to pronounce the words correctly (in opera)
word formation
familiar words / known Chinese character
character with two or more readings / character where different readings convey different meanings (Tw)
original form of a Chinese character
bold letter
oracle script / oracle bone character (an early form of Chinese script)
old character / archaic form of a Chinese character
probe (character)
single-component character
character with opposite meaning / antonym / opposite characters
to craft one's words
absolute (as opposed to relative) number
literary name (an alternative name of a person stressing a moral principle) / courtesy name
to make the sign of the cross / to make a cross (on paper)
largest typeface / biggest letters
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)
movable type
Chinese characters
abbreviated name of an entity (e.g. 皖政, a short name for 安徽省人民政府) / code name / (old) pronoun
cloze (loanword)
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
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
nonstandard form of a Chinese character
regular script (Chinese calligraphic style)
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
italic letter / slanting typeface
literate / a cultured person
character having several readings and meanings
obscure word / unfamiliar character
to have difficulty remembering how to write Chinese characters
command name

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