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(lead) pencil / CL: , , 桿|杆
chalk / CL: ,
  *筆* | 筆* | *筆
pen / pencil / writing brush / to write or compose / the strokes of Chinese characters / classifier for sums of money, deals / CL: ,
to take up one's pen / to start to write
eyeliner (cosmetics)
ballpoint pen / also written 圓珠筆|圆珠笔
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
fountain pen / CL:
mechanical pencil / propelling pencil
marker pen (loanword)
in one's own handwriting
a faulty stroke in calligraphy or painting / a faulty expression in writing
painting brush
laser pointer (Tw)
eyebrow pencil (cosmetics)
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
stylus pen
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
writing brush
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: ,
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
writings / writing style
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
whiteboard marker / dry-erase marker
bristles lying down (brush movement in painting)
(permanent) marker (pen)
to stop one's pen / to break off writing / final remarks (at the end of a book or article)
rollerball pen
writing up of official or judicial documents / pettifoggery
a straightforward honest account
laser pointer
to start learning as a poet / to write one's first (poem, essay etc)
quill pen
to write on behalf of sb / to ghostwrite
marker (writing instrument)
to hold the pen / to do the actual writing
remuneration for literary or artistic work
to put down the pen / to stop writing
quill pen
beautiful or talented writing
to write freely / to express oneself as one pleases
to start writing or painting (lit. "wet the brush")
highlighter (pen)
falsification in writing / misrepresentation in written history / deliberate digression
vertical stroke (in Chinese characters)
my clumsy writing (humble expr.) / my humble pen
(botany) common stinkhorn (Phallus impudicus)
to stop writing or painting / to leave off writing midway
to make one's living by writing
superfluous words (in writing) / superfluous strokes (in calligraphy)
to serve as a counselor (idiom)

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