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