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(lead) pencil / CL: , , 桿|杆
  *笔* | 笔* | *笔
pen / pencil / writing brush / to write or compose / the strokes of Chinese characters / classifier for sums of money, deals / CL: ,
writings / writing style
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
fountain pen / CL:
writing brush / CL: ,
felt-tip pen / roller ball pen / gel ink pen
painting brush
rollerball pen
chalk / CL: ,
to put pen to paper
ballpoint pen / CL: ,
gongbi, traditional Chinese painting method characterized by meticulous brush technique and detailed description
generic term for hard writing instruments such as quill pens, fountain pens, ball pens and pencils, as opposed to writing brushes
to write / to do the actual writing
in one's own handwriting
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
eyebrow pencil (cosmetics)
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
stylus pen
mechanical pencil / propelling pencil
eyeliner (cosmetics)
(permanent) marker (pen)
a faulty stroke in calligraphy or painting / a faulty expression in writing
beautiful or talented writing
laser pointer
to put pen to paper
talented, gifted or ingenious writing
light pen
to put down the pen / to stop writing
to write without lifting one's pen from the paper
to wield the pen / to write
ballpoint pen / also written 圓珠筆|圆珠笔
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)
highlighter (pen)
remuneration for literary or artistic work
whiteboard marker / dry-erase marker
falsification in writing / misrepresentation in written history / deliberate digression
quill pen
bristles lying down (brush movement in painting)
writing brush
to put pen to paper / pen mark
writing up of official or judicial documents / pettifoggery
words written on one’s deathbed / an artist's final work / swansong
(botany) common stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus)
my clumsy writing (humble expr.) / my humble pen
marker pen (loanword)
to write freely / to express oneself as one pleases
to start learning as a poet / to write one's first (poem, essay etc)
quill pen
vertical stroke (in Chinese characters)
marker (writing instrument)
against the bristles (brush movement in painting)
a straightforward honest account
to stop writing or painting / to leave off writing midway
to start writing or painting (lit. "wet the brush")
laser pointer (Tw)
to hold the pen / to do the actual writing
to make one's living by writing
erasable pen
to serve as a counselor (idiom)
superfluous words (in writing) / superfluous strokes (in calligraphy)

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