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pen / pencil / writing brush / to write or compose / the strokes of Chinese characters / classifier for sums of money, deals / CL: ,
notebook (stationery) / CL: / notebook (computing)
to take down (in writing) / notes / a type of literature consisting mainly of short sketches / CL:
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
written examination / paper test (for an applicant)
laptop / notebook (computer) / CL: 臺|台,
(lead) pencil / CL: , , 桿|杆
to put down in writing / to take down notes / transcript / record
fountain pen / CL:
writing brush / CL: ,
pen name / pseudonym
the author / the writer
stroke order (when writing Chinese character)
Crayon Shin-chan (クレヨンしんちゃん), Japanese manga and anime series popular in China
gongbi, traditional Chinese painting method characterized by meticulous brush technique and detailed description
painting brush
five stroke input method for Chinese characters by numbered strokes, invented by Wang Yongmin 王永民 in 1983
chalk / CL: ,
writings / writing style
the wording and purport of what one writes
generic term for hard writing instruments such as quill pens, fountain pens, ball pens and pencils, as opposed to writing brushes
lit. divine pen / fig. outstanding writing
five-stroke code, Chinese character input method
ballpoint pen / CL: ,
to do a sum in writing / written calculation
pen and ink / words / writing
brush stroke in Chinese painting and calligraphy / brushwork / style of drawing or writing
variant of 筆畫|笔画
marker (loanword) / felt marker
written translation
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
to write / to do the actual writing
felt-tip pen / roller ball pen / gel ink pen
stroke count (number of brushstrokes of a Chinese character)
in one's own handwriting
perfectly straight / straight as a ramrod / bolt upright
nib / pen point / the tip of a writing brush or pencil
pen container / brush pot
eyebrow pencil (cosmetics)
to take up one's pen / to start to write
foreshadowing (literary device) / foretaste of material to come (in essay or story)
notebook (computer) / CL: 臺|台,
pencil case
rollerball pen
ability to write / writing skill / written / in written form
to put pen to paper
technique of writing / calligraphy / or drawing
pen rack / pen-holder
(permanent) marker (pen)
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
eyeliner (cosmetics)
the shaft of a pen or writing brush / pen-holder / pen
gifted or skillful writing
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 put pen to paper / pen mark
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
laser pointer
to write without lifting one's pen from the paper
a faulty stroke in calligraphy or painting / a faulty expression in writing
whiteboard marker / dry-erase marker
to wield the pen / to write
talented, gifted or ingenious writing
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
stylus pen
pencil sharpener (blade-only type)
mechanical pencil / propelling pencil
quill pen
to write on behalf of sb / to ghostwrite
against the bristles (brush movement in painting)
highlighter (pen)
to stop one's pen / to break off writing / final remarks (at the end of a book or article)
pen pal
PEN (association of writers)
to write at a tremendous speed
the tip of a writing brush / vigor of style in writing / stroke / touch
(standing) very straight / straight as a ramrod / bolt upright / well-ironed / trim
(of writing) tone / style
to put pen to paper
the palest ink is better than the best memory (idiom)
a slip of a pen / CL: 處|处
vigor of strokes in calligraphy or drawing / vigor of style in literary composition
to make a living by writing / to write (as an author)
pencil sharpener
laptop / notebook (computer)
writing brush
five stroke input method for Chinese characters by numbered strokes, invented by Wang Yongmin 王永民 in 1983
light pen
(botany) common stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus)
words written on one’s deathbed / an artist's final work / swansong
writing up of official or judicial documents / pettifoggery
Dream Pool Essays by Shen Kuo 沈括, book on various fields of knowledge, the first to describe the magnetic needle compass
bristles lying down (brush movement in painting)
the cap of a pen, pencil or writing brush / the sheath of a pen (made of cloth, silk or thread)
falsification in writing / misrepresentation in written history / deliberate digression
(poorly paid) ghostwriter or substitute calligrapher
the cap of a pen, pencil, or writing brush

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