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  *笔* | 笔* | *笔
pen / pencil / writing brush / to write or compose / the strokes of Chinese characters / classifier for sums of money, deals / CL: ,
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
(lead) pencil / CL: , , 桿|杆
fountain pen / CL:
writing brush / CL: ,
gongbi, traditional Chinese painting method characterized by meticulous brush technique and detailed description
painting brush
chalk / CL: ,
writings / writing style
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
ballpoint pen / CL: ,
marker (loanword) / felt marker
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
in one's own handwriting
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)
rollerball pen
to put pen to paper
(permanent) marker (pen)
eyeliner (cosmetics)
to put pen to paper / pen mark
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
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)
to put pen to paper
writing brush
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
bristles lying down (brush movement in painting)
falsification in writing / misrepresentation in written history / deliberate digression
to start learning as a poet / to write one's first (poem, essay etc)
ballpoint pen / also written 圓珠筆|圆珠笔
marker (writing instrument)
to write freely / to express oneself as one pleases
to put down the pen / to stop writing
to hold the pen / to do the actual writing
beautiful or talented writing
quill pen
remuneration for literary or artistic work
vertical stroke (in Chinese characters)
marker pen (loanword)
my clumsy writing (humble expr.) / my humble pen
a straightforward honest account
to move the pen / to start writing / putting pen to paper
to stop writing or painting / to leave off writing midway
laser pointer (Tw)
superfluous words (in writing) / superfluous strokes (in calligraphy)
to make one's living by writing
erasable pen
to serve as a counselor (idiom)

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