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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
writing brush / CL: ,
fountain pen / CL:
painting brush
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
to take up one's pen / to start to write
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
in one's own handwriting
marker (loanword) / felt marker
rollerball pen
lit. divine pen / fig. outstanding writing
eyebrow pencil (cosmetics)
to put pen to paper
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
mechanical pencil / propelling pencil
falsification in writing / misrepresentation in written history / deliberate digression
talented, gifted or ingenious writing
eyeliner (cosmetics)
quill pen
a faulty stroke in calligraphy or painting / a faulty expression in writing
beautiful or talented writing
to write on behalf of sb / to ghostwrite
stylus pen
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
to put pen to paper / pen mark
whiteboard marker / dry-erase marker
light pen
to wield the pen / to write
words written on one’s deathbed / an artist's final work / swansong
to write without lifting one's pen from the paper
writing up of official or judicial documents / pettifoggery
writing brush
marker (writing instrument)
to put down the pen / to stop writing
to start learning as a poet / to write one's first (poem, essay etc)
to write freely / to express oneself as one pleases
my clumsy writing (humble expr.) / my humble pen
ballpoint pen / also written 圓珠筆|圆珠笔
marker pen (loanword)
quill pen
remuneration for literary or artistic work
vertical stroke (in Chinese characters)
against the bristles (brush movement in painting)
a straightforward honest account
(botany) common stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus)
to stop writing or painting / to leave off writing midway
to start writing or painting (lit. "wet the brush")
erasable pen
bristles lying down (brush movement in painting)
laser pointer (Tw)
superfluous words (in writing) / superfluous strokes (in calligraphy)
to make one's living by writing
to serve as a counselor (idiom)
to hold the pen / to do the actual writing

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