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The Chinese word bi - 笔 - bĭ
(pen in Chinese)

Phonetic script (Hanyu Pinyin)

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English translations

pen, pencil, writing brush

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The strokes that all Chinese characters are composed of are to be written in a certain order which has originally been defined by Chinese calligraphy. Writing all characters according to the same rules assures that their intended shape and style are generally preserved even if written by different writers.
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Chinese characters  ( bi / bĭ ) with pronunciation (English translation: pen )
笔 ( bi / bĭ ) in traditional characters

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bamboo  |  hair
笔 ( bi / bĭ ) belongs to the 1000 most common Chinese characters (rank 686)
Chinese example words containing the character 笔 ( bi / bĭ )
笔画 ( bĭhuà = stroke ), 笔记本 ( bĭjìbĕn = notebook ), 笔记本电脑 ( bĭjìbĕn diànnăo = notebook ), 笔筒 ( bĭtŏng = pen container ), 粉笔 ( fĕnbĭ = chalk ), 钢笔 ( gāngbĭ = pen ), 录音笔 ( lùyīnbĭ = recording pen ), 毛笔 ( máobĭ = brush ), 铅笔 ( qiānbĭ = pencil ), 水彩笔 ( shuĭcăibĭ = water color brush )
Other characters that are pronounced bĭ in Chinese
More words that mean pen in Chinese
gāngbĭ ( 钢笔 )
More words that mean pencil in Chinese
qiānbĭ ( 铅笔 )

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