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name (of a person or thing) / CL: 個|个
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letter / symbol / character / word / CL: 個|个 / courtesy or style name traditionally given to males aged 20 in dynastic China
HSK 1
numeral / digit / number / figure / amount / digital (electronics etc) / CL: 個|个
HSK 4
character / script / writing / written language / writing style / phraseology / CL: 個|个
HSK 5
(financial) deficit / red letter
HSK 6
simplified Chinese character, as opposed to traditional Chinese character 繁體字|繁体字
HSK 6
traditional Chinese character
HSK 6
keyword
cross road / cross-shaped / crucifix / the character ten
to write characters
to sign (one's name) / signature
Chinese character / CL: 個|个 / Japanese: kanji / Korean: hanja / Vietnamese: hán tự
to type
Red Cross
to learn to read
incorrect character / typo (in Chinese text)
mispronounced or wrongly written character
numeral / digit / counter
braille
Arabic numerals 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
character with two or more readings
the character 8 or / birthdate characters used in fortune-telling
new character (in textbook) / character that is unfamiliar or not yet studied
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 difficulty remembering how to write Chinese characters
to create Chinese characters / cf Six Methods of forming Chinese characters 六書|六书
fortune telling by unpicking Chinese characters
initial / first letter of word (in Latin script)
non-numeric
literate / knowing how to read
obscenity
T-shaped
single Chinese character / word (in a foreign language)
illiterate
diction / enunciation / to pronounce the words correctly (in opera)
wrongly written or mispronounced character
bold letter
to use letters / to use words / diction
ideograph / ideographical writing system
China Japan Korea (CJK) unified ideographs / Unihan
italic letter / slanting typeface
Chinese character (Hanzi) / the native script used to write a nation's language
inscription / autograph
Chinese characters
word formation
to spell / spelling
to pronounce (clearly or otherwise) / to enunciate
to bite words and chew characters (idiom); punctilious about minutiae of wording
(written) in black and white
old character / archaic form of a Chinese character
to practice writing characters
type / movable letters (printing)
to craft one's words
nonstandard form of a Chinese character
Gwoyeu Romatzyh, a romanization system for Chinese devised by Y.R. Chao and others in 1925-26
largest typeface / biggest letters
to correct an erroneously written character / regular script (calligraphy) / standard form (of a character or spelling)
single-component character
absolute (as opposed to relative) number
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)
to tattoo
familiar words / known Chinese character
gold lettering / gold characters
obscure or archaic character
braille
obscure word / unfamiliar character
character serving as sound value of another character / phonetic
erroneous character / typographical error
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
to practice writing characters
nonstandard or corrupted form of a Chinese character
cloze (loanword) (Tw)
(typography) ligature
betrothed
to write from memory
to spell / to compose words
stem compound
unique compound
abbreviated character / simplified character
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
movable type
literary name (an alternative name of a person stressing a moral principle) / courtesy name
original form of a Chinese character
Tai-lo, romanization system for Taiwanese Hokkien (abbr. for 臺灣閩南語羅馬字拼音方案|台湾闽南语罗马字拼音方案)
oracle script / oracle bone character (an early form of Chinese script)
pictogram (one of the Six Methods 六書|六书 of forming Chinese characters) / Chinese character derived from a picture / sometimes called hieroglyph
phonetic alphabet / alphabetic writing system
character having several readings and meanings
cuneiform (Babylonian script)
one's birth data for astrological purposes, combined from year, month, day, hour, heavenly trunk and earthly branch
simplified Chinese character
bold letter
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)
abbreviated name of an entity (e.g. 皖政, a short name for 安徽省人民政府) / code name / (old) pronoun

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