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(lead) pencil / CL: , , 桿|杆
notebook (stationery) / CL: / notebook (computing)
to take down (in writing) / notes / a type of literature consisting mainly of short sketches / CL:
  *笔* | 笔* | *笔
pen / pencil / writing brush / to write or compose / the strokes of Chinese characters / classifier for sums of money, deals / CL: ,
written examination / paper test (for an applicant)
the author / the writer
writings / writing style
stroke order (when writing Chinese character)
laptop / notebook (computer) / CL: 臺|台,
strokes of a Chinese character
abbr. of 五筆字型|五笔字型, five stroke input method for Chinese characters by numbered strokes, invented by Wang Yongmin 王永民 in 1983
to take up one's pen / to start to write
Crayon Shin-chan (クレヨンしんちゃん), Japanese manga and anime series popular in China
stroke count (number of brushstrokes of a Chinese character)
five stroke input method for Chinese characters by numbered strokes, invented by Wang Yongmin 王永民 in 1983
fountain pen / CL:
pen and ink / words / writing
writing brush / CL: ,
felt-tip pen / roller ball pen / gel ink pen
pen name / pseudonym
painting brush
pen container / brush pot
the wording and purport of what one writes
rollerball pen
chalk / CL: ,
to put pen to paper
written translation
perfectly straight / straight as a ramrod / bolt upright
brush stroke in Chinese painting and calligraphy / brushwork / style of drawing or writing
ballpoint pen / CL: ,
gongbi, traditional Chinese painting method characterized by meticulous brush technique and detailed description
variant of 筆畫|笔画
five-stroke code, Chinese character input method
to put down in writing / to take down notes / transcript / record
to have difficulty remembering how to write Chinese characters
pen rack / pen-holder
generic term for hard writing instruments such as quill pens, fountain pens, ball pens and pencils, as opposed to writing brushes
Death note (Japanese: デスノート), translation of cult manga series by author ŌBA Tsugumi 大場鶇|大场鸫 (pen-name) and illustrator OBATA Takeshi 小畑健
to write / to do the actual writing
in one's own handwriting
to do a sum in writing / written calculation
pencil case
nib / pen point / the tip of a writing brush or pencil
sth written or painted in one's own hand / (of a writer, calligrapher or painter) skill / style / hand / (fig.) style shown in spending money, handling business etc / scale
marker (loanword) / felt marker
notebook (computer) / CL: 臺|台,
eyebrow pencil (cosmetics)
(standing) very straight / straight as a ramrod / bolt upright / well-ironed / trim
foreshadowing (literary device) / foretaste of material to come (in essay or story)
the brush stroke that dots in the eyes (idiom); fig. to add the vital finishing touch / the crucial point that brings the subject to life / a few words to clinch the point
lit. divine pen / fig. outstanding writing
the tip of a writing brush / vigor of style in writing / stroke / touch
stylus pen
to make a living by writing / to write (as an author)
ability to write / writing skill / written / in written form
to write at a tremendous speed
mechanical pencil / propelling pencil
to condemn in speech and in writing (idiom) / to denounce by word and pen
technique of writing / calligraphy / or drawing
to write off at one stroke
a form of automatic writing in which two or more participants hold a single pen over a sheet of paper and invite a spirit to write answers to their questions / a spirit so invited
to take notes
eyeliner (cosmetics)
(permanent) marker (pen)
the shaft of a pen or writing brush / pen-holder / pen
a faulty stroke in calligraphy or painting / a faulty expression in writing
the palest ink is better than the best memory (idiom)
beautiful or talented writing
laser pointer
to put pen to paper
(poorly paid) ghostwriter or substitute calligrapher
Dream Pool Essays by Shen Kuo 沈括, book on various fields of knowledge, the first to describe the magnetic needle compass
talented, gifted or ingenious writing
pencil sharpener
light pen
PEN (association of writers)
to put down the pen / to stop writing
gifted or skillful writing
to write without lifting one's pen from the paper
writing brush and ink stone
pen pal
to wield the pen / to write
ballpoint pen / also written 圓珠筆|圆珠笔
to communicate by means of written notes (instead of speaking) / to publish one's opinion (e.g. as part of a scholarly dialogue) / (in book titles) essays / sketches
to write on behalf of sb / to ghostwrite
to stop one's pen / to break off writing / final remarks (at the end of a book or article)
(of writing) tone / style
pencil sharpener (blade-only type)
highlighter (pen)
vigor of strokes in calligraphy or drawing / vigor of style in literary composition
remuneration for literary or artistic work
whiteboard marker / dry-erase marker
falsification in writing / misrepresentation in written history / deliberate digression
quill pen
a slip of a pen / CL: 處|处
bristles lying down (brush movement in painting)
laptop / notebook (computer)

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