"Calligraphy" • Chinese-English Dictionary

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 shū fǎ calligraphy / handwriting / penmanship
 bǐ fǎ technique of writing / calligraphy / or drawing
线 xiàn tiáo line (in drawing, calligraphy etc) / the lines or contours of a three-dimensional object (hairstyle, clothing, car etc)
 shū huà painting and calligraphy
 tú yā graffiti / scrawl / poor calligraphy / to write badly / to scribble
 cāng lǎo old / aged / (of calligraphy or painting) vigorous / forceful
 xiě shǒu person who writes articles - newspapers, magazines, blogs (informal) / scribe / copyist / a talented writer of articles or of calligraphy
 zì huà the strokes of a character / calligraphy and painting
 tiān mǎ xíng kōng like a heavenly steed, soaring across the skies (idiom) / (of writing, calligraphy etc) bold and imaginative / unconstrained in style
 xíng yún liú shuǐ lit. moving clouds and flowing water (idiom) / fig. very natural and flowing style of calligraphy, writing, etc / natural and unforced
 lín mó to copy (a model of calligraphy or painting etc)
 bǐ chù brush stroke in Chinese painting and calligraphy / brushwork / style of drawing or writing
 bài bǐ a faulty stroke in calligraphy or painting / a faulty expression in writing
 tí xiě to create a work of calligraphy for display in a prominent place (typically, a sign)
 mò jì ink marks / original calligraphy or painting of famous person
 Wáng Xī zhī Wang Xizhi (303-361), famous calligrapher of Eastern Jin, known as the sage of calligraphy 書聖|书圣
 lóng fēi fèng wǔ flamboyant or bold cursive calligraphy (idiom)
 qín qí shū huà the four arts (zither, Go, calligraphy, painting) / the accomplishments of a well-educated person
 wén fáng sì bǎo Four Treasures of the Study, namely 筆|笔[bi3], 墨[mo4], 紙|纸[zhi3] and 硯|砚[yan4] / the essentials of calligraphy and scholarship (idiom)
 miáo mó to trace over / to take a copy (of a calligraphy, a painting etc) / (fig.) to describe / to portray
 bǐ lì vigor of strokes in calligraphy or drawing / vigor of style in literary composition
 Liù Yì the Confucian Six Arts, namely: rites or etiquette 禮|礼[li3] (禮儀|礼仪[li3 yi2]), music 樂|乐[yue3] (音樂|音乐[yin1 yue4]), archery 射[she4] (射箭[she4 jian4]), charioteering 御[yu4] (駕車|驾车[jia4 che1]), calligraphy or literacy 書|书[shu1] (識字|识字[shi2 zi4]), mathematics or reckoning 數|数[shu4] (計算|计算[ji4 suan4]) / another name for the Six Classics 六經|六经[Liu4 jing1]
 wén zōng sb whose calligraphy serves as a model
 Shū shèng great calligraphy master / the Sage of Calligraphy, traditional reference to Wang Xizhi 王羲之[Wang2 Xi1 zhi1] (303-361)
 mó xiě to trace over / to copy (a calligraphy model) / facsimile / (fig.) to depict / to portray
 lín tiè to practice calligraphy from a model
 yí mò posthumous (painting, calligraphy, prose etc)
 zhóu axis / axle / spool (for thread) / roller (for scrolls) / classifier for calligraphy rolls etc
 tì to jump / way of stroke in calligraphy
 luán piāo fèng bó lit. firebird soars, phoenix alights (idiom) / fig. bold, graceful calligraphy / married couple separated from each other / talented person not given the opportunity to fulfill his potential
 shū huì calligraphy society / village school (old) / literary society (old)
 lín xiě to copy (a model of calligraphy or painting)
 tú yā variant of 塗鴉|涂鸦[tu2 ya1] / graffiti / scrawl / poor calligraphy / to write badly / to scribble
 zhōng guó shū fǎ Chinese calligraphy
 shū huà zhān felt desk pad for calligraphy
 huà zhān felt desk pad for calligraphy
 Chéng Miǎo Cheng Miao, a jailer-turned-prisoner in the Qin dynasty who created the clerical style of Chinese calligraphy
 máo biān zhǐ fine paper made from bamboo, used for calligraphy, painting etc / also written 毛邊|毛边[mao2 bian1]
 yǐng běn copy (of a document) / book with model calligraphy for copying
 tí shī to inscribe a poem (often, composed on the spot) on a painting, fan or ceramic bowl etc as a work of calligraphy / an inscribed poem
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