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 wén zì character / script / writing / written language / writing style / phraseology / CL:個|个[ge4]
 xiě zuò to write / to compose / writing / written works
 bǐ mò pen and ink / words / writing
 piān zhāng writing / sections and chapters
 zì jù words / expressions / writing
 zhù shù writing
 zhù shù writing / to write / to compile
 wén language / culture / writing / formal / literary / gentle / (old) classifier for coins / Kangxi radical 67
 wén mò writing / culture
稿 gǎo jiàn piece of writing submitted for publication / manuscript / article
 tái tóu to raise one's head / to gain ground / account name, or space for writing the name on checks, bills etc
 shū miàn in writing / written
 pīn yīn phonetic writing / pinyin (Chinese romanization)
 wén tǐ genre of writing / literary form / style / literary recreation and sporting activities
 xiě chéng to compile / to form through writing
 dú xiě reading and writing
 liú kōng leave blank spaces in writing
 fù gǔ to return to old ways (a Confucian aspiration) / to turn back the clock / neoclassical school during Tang and Song associated with classical writing 古文 / retro (fashion style based on nostalgia, esp. for 1960s)
 xiě wán to finish writing
 wén bǐ writings / writing style
 lì zuò to put effort into (work, farming, writing etc) / a masterpiece
 jiā zuò masterpiece / fine piece of writing
 xià xíng (of trains) down (i.e. away from the capital) / (of river boats) to travel downstream / to issue (a document) to lower bureaucratic levels / (of writing on the page) vertical, proceeding from top to bottom
 wén xué zuò pǐn literature / writing / CL:部[bu4]
 zhì cí to express in words or writing / to make a speech (esp. short introduction, vote of thanks, afterword, funeral homily etc) / to address (an audience) / same as 致詞|致词
 bǎn shū to write on the blackboard / writing on the blackboard
 xiě fǎ style of writing (literary style) / way of writing a character / spelling
 tiān shū imperial edict / heavenly book (superstition) / obscure or illegible writing / double dutch
 míng wén to state in writing (laws, rules etc)
 yí shū posthumous writing / testament / suicide note / ancient literature
 jīng liàn to refine (a substance) / to purify / to refine (one's skills, writing etc) / refined / polished / succinct / skilled / capable
 tiān mǎ xíng kōng like a heavenly steed, soaring across the skies (idiom) / (of writing, calligraphy etc) bold and imaginative / unconstrained in style
 bǐ lù to put down in writing / to take down notes / transcript / record
 dà yì righteousness / virtuous cause / a woman's marriage / main points of a piece of writing
 xíng wén writing style (formal) / to send an official written communication
 xìn zhǐ letter paper / writing paper
 zǎi míng to state explicitly in writing / to specify / to stipulate
 máo bǐ writing brush / CL:枝[zhi1],管[guan3]
 tǐ cái genre / style / form of writing
 Fú Xī Fuxi or Fu Hsi, legendary Chinese emperor, trad. 2852-2738 BC, mythical creator of fishing, trapping and writing
 wén yán wén Classical Chinese writing
 pī wén official written ruling in response to a submission / official approval in writing
 xíng yún liú shuǐ lit. moving clouds and flowing water (idiom) / fig. very natural and flowing style of calligraphy, writing, etc / natural and unforced
稿 gǎo chóu fee paid to an author for a piece of writing
 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
 zhí bǐ to write / to do the actual writing
 wén fēng writing style
 yìng yòng wén applied writing / writing for practical purposes (business letters, advertising etc)
 bǐ fǎ technique of writing / calligraphy / or drawing
 xiě zì tái writing desk
 Hán Yù Han Yu (768-824), Tang dynasty essayist and poet, advocate of the classical writing 古文運動|古文运动 / and neoclassical 復古|复古 / movements
 míng piān famous piece of writing
 diāo bǎo pillbox (military fortification) / blockhouse / euphemistic way of writing 屌爆[diao3 bao4]
 yǔ yì meaning / content of speech or writing / semantic
 xuān zhǐ fine writing paper, originally from Jing county 涇縣|泾县, Xuancheng 宣城, Anhui
 hòu huà something to be taken up later in speech or writing
 yìng bǐ generic term for hard writing instruments such as quill pens, fountain pens, ball pens and pencils, as opposed to writing brushes
 sān huáng Three Sovereigns, between Gods and Emperors in third millennium BC / usually listed as Suiren 燧人[Sui4 ren2], Fuxi 伏羲[Fu2 Xi1], trapping and writing, Shennong or Farmer God 神農|神农[Shen2 nong2]
 bǐ jiān nib / pen point / the tip of a writing brush or pencil
 wén sī the train of thought in writing
 xiān wáng former kings / former emperors / in Confucian writing, refers esp. to the sage rulers Yao 堯|尧[Yao2], Shun 舜[Shun4], Yu 禹[Yu3], Tang 湯|汤[Tang1] and the kings of Zhou
 zhú jiǎn bamboo writing slips in ancient times (joined together to form whole scrolls)
 rùn sè to polish (a piece of writing) / to add a few finishing touches to (a piece of writing, painting etc)
 miào bǐ talented, gifted or ingenious writing
 jì xù wén narrative writing / written narration
 bā gǔ an essay in eight parts / stereotyped writing
 xiě zì bǎn writing tablet / clipboard
 bǐ tóu ability to write / writing skill / written / in written form
 Liǔ Zōng yuán Liu Zongyuan (773-819), Tang essayist and poet, advocate of the classical writing 古文運動|古文运动 / and neoclassical 復古|复古 / movements
 bǐ shùn stroke order (when writing Chinese character)
 yán huà rock painting / picture or writing carved on rocks
 zhù lù to record / to put down in writing
 shí ten (used in fractions, writing checks etc) / assorted / miscellaneous
 zhuō zuò my unworthy manuscript (humble expr.) / my humble writing
 bǐ gǎn the shaft of a pen or writing brush / pen-holder / pen
 qí wén remarkable work / peculiar writing
 shèng diǎn sacred writing / canon
 Cāng Jié Cang Jie, legendary scribe of the Yellow Emperor and creator of Chinese writing / Cangjie input method (computing)
 bǐ fēng the tip of a writing brush / vigor of style in writing / stroke / touch
 kǒu zhū bǐ fá to condemn in speech and in writing (idiom) / to denounce by word and pen
 liàn zì to practice writing characters
 bái miáo line drawing in traditional ink and brush style / simple and straightforward style of writing
 yuè rán zhǐ shàng to appear vividly on paper (idiom) / to show forth vividly (in writing, painting etc) / to stand out markedly
 Liú An1 Liu An (179-122 BC), King of Huainan under the Western Han, ordered the writing of the 淮南子[Huai2 nan2 zi5]
 jí zi anthology / selected writing
 yóu qiāng huá diào flippant and insincere (piece of writing or speech) / glib-tongued / oily
 shū àn writing desk / official record
 bǐ gēng to make a living by writing / to write (as an author)
 guǎn to take care (of) / to control / to manage / to be in charge of / to look after / to run / to care about / tube / pipe / woodwind / classifier for tube-shaped objects / particle similar to 把[ba3] in 管...叫 / constructions / writing brush / (coll.) to / towards
 cí huà form of writing novels that comprise lots of poetry in the body of the text, popular in the Ming Dynasty
 gāo miào masterly / subtle and clever (or artwork, writing etc)
 zhèng jiào lit. true religion / orthodox religion / orthodox Christianity / Islam (in the writing of Chinese or Hui theologians)
 wén zì yù literary inquisition / official persecution of intellectuals for their writing
 fán wén rù jié convoluted and overelaborate (document) / unnecessarily elaborate writing / mumbo-jumbo
 shā bǐ to stop one's pen / to break off writing / final remarks (at the end of a book or article)
 wén qì the impact of a piece of writing on the reader / gentle / refined
 xí zì to practice writing characters
 Féng Mèng lóng Feng Menglong (1574-1646), late Ming dynasty novelist writing in colloquial (baihua), author of Stories Old and New 古今小說|古今小说[Gu3 jin1 Xiao3 shuo1]
 bǐ suàn to do a sum in writing / written calculation
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