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Translingual[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ideogrammic compound (會意):  (bamboo) +  (hair) Traditional Chinese brushes were made of bamboo and hair.

Simplified from

Han character[edit]

(radical 118 +4, 10 strokes, cangjie input 竹竹手山 (HHQU))

  1. writing brush
  2. write
  3. stroke

References[edit]


Cantonese[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Yale bat1)


Mandarin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hanzi[edit]

(traditional , Pinyin (bi3), Wade-Giles pi3)

Noun[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin , measure word , traditional )

  1. pen, pencil, wrinting brush
  2. stroke

Verb[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin , traditional )

  1. to write, to compose

Classifier[edit]

(simplified, Pinyin , traditional )

  1. measure word for sums of money, deals

Compounds[edit]

References[edit]

  • "" (in Mandarin/English), MDBG English to Chinese dictionary ( Based on CC-CEDICT ). URL accessed on 2014-02-26.