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(lead) pencil / CL: , , 桿|杆
notebook (stationery) / CL: / notebook (computing)
chalk / 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: ,
notebook (computer) / CL: 臺|台,
to have difficulty remembering how to write Chinese characters
notebook (computer)
to take down (in writing) / notes / a type of literature consisting mainly of short sketches / CL:
strokes of a Chinese character
Crayon Shin-chan (クレヨンしんちゃん), Japanese manga and anime series popular in China
to take up one's pen / to start to write
laptop / notebook (computer) / CL: 臺|台,
mini laptop or notebook (computer) / netbook / CL: 臺|台,
eyeliner (cosmetics)
written examination / paper test (for an applicant)
stroke order (when writing Chinese character)
perfectly straight / straight as a ramrod / bolt upright
brush stroke in Chinese painting and calligraphy / brushwork / style of drawing or writing
written evidence, as opposed to oral evidence 口供
ballpoint pen / also written 圓珠筆|圆珠笔
pen and ink / words / writing
foreshadowing (literary device) / foretaste of material to come (in essay or story)
to write without lifting one's pen from the paper
felt-tip pen / roller ball pen / gel ink pen
variant of 筆畫|笔画
fountain pen / CL:
the wording and purport of what one writes
mechanical pencil / propelling pencil
marker pen (loanword)
in one's own handwriting
a faulty stroke in calligraphy or painting / a faulty expression in writing
pencil case
pen rack / pen-holder
painting brush
technique of writing / calligraphy / or drawing
laser pointer (Tw)
eyebrow pencil (cosmetics)
pen container / brush pot
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
erasable pen
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
pen name / pseudonym
nib / pen point / the tip of a writing brush or pencil
(standing) very straight / straight as a ramrod / bolt upright / well-ironed / trim
to put down in writing / to take down notes / transcript / record
stylus pen
pencil sharpener (mechanical or electric)
the author / the writer
pen pal
written translation
to put pen to paper
to wield the pen / to write
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
(of writing) tone / style
stroke count (number of brushstrokes of a Chinese character)
writing brush
the shaft of a pen or writing brush / pen-holder / pen
to put pen to paper
light pen
generic term for hard writing instruments such as quill pens, fountain pens, ball pens and pencils, as opposed to writing brushes
writing brush / CL: ,
PEN (association of writers)
to write / to do the actual writing
talented, gifted or ingenious writing
gongbi, traditional Chinese painting method characterized by meticulous brush technique and detailed description
to put pen to paper / pen mark
a slip of a pen / CL: 處|处
writings / writing style
the cap of a pen, pencil or writing brush / the sheath of a pen (made of cloth, silk or thread)
ballpoint pen / CL: ,
lit. divine pen / fig. outstanding writing
against the bristles (brush movement in painting)
words written on one’s deathbed / an artist's final work / swansong
marker (loanword) / felt marker
Dream Pool Essays by Shen Kuo 沈括, book on various fields of knowledge, the first to describe the magnetic needle compass
whiteboard marker / dry-erase marker
to take notes
bristles lying down (brush movement in painting)
(poorly paid) ghostwriter or substitute calligrapher
(permanent) marker (pen)
to condemn in speech and in writing (idiom) / to denounce by word and pen
to stop one's pen / to break off writing / final remarks (at the end of a book or article)
rollerball pen
Notes on a Minutely Observed Thatched Hut by Ji Yun 紀昀|纪昀, novel of the supernatural / The Thatched Study of Close Scrutiny
writing up of official or judicial documents / pettifoggery
to write at a tremendous speed
a straightforward honest account
pencil lead / refill (for a ball-point pen)
laser pointer
to lay down the pen and take up the sword (idiom) / to join the military (esp. of educated person)
penne pasta
to start learning as a poet / to write one's first (poem, essay etc)
written polemics
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
quill pen
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