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Pīnyīn Pronunciation
bǐ | bi3
English translation
pen
pencil
writing brush
to write or compose
the strokes of Chinese characters
classifier for sums of money, deals
CL: Zhī [zhī], zhī [zhī]
pen, pencil, writing brush; to compose, to write; Hanzi stroke

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Number of strokes

10

Traditional form

Contains the radical

zhú

Part of speech

Noun / 名词 míng cí Míngcí

Learning hint

A bamboo rod  zhú tipped with hair  Máo

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Type

ideographic

Positional decomposition

⺮毛

Explanation

Simplified form of . Depicts a utensil for writing () made from bamboo ( zhú ).

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jiā 旅馆 lǚ guǎn qiāo le 我们 wǒmen 一笔 Qián .

They fleeced us at that hotel.

这个 zhè ge mèng 一般 yībān de 夙愿 sù yuàn shì 细腻 xì nì de 笔法 bǐ fǎ 描绘 miáohuì chū 来的.

This cherished fantasy is embellished with minute detail.

下笔 xià bǐ qiān yán , 离题 lí tí .

A thousand words from the pen in a stream , but ten thousand li away from the subject.

zhāo yǎn kān le kān 床头 chuáng tóu de Zhōng ,笔直 bǐ zhí de Zuò zhāo .

He squinted at the bedside clock and sat bolt upright.

zhè Sān zhàng 归并 guī bìng 起来 qǐlai shì 六万五千 Yuán .

The three accounts add up to 65,000 yuan.

Words with

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FrequencySimplifiedMeaningTraditional
pen
笔记本 bǐjìběn notebook (stationery)筆記本
笔者 bǐ zhě the author筆者
笔记 bǐ jì notes筆記
铅笔 qiānbǐ (lead) pencil鉛筆
笔迹 bǐ jì handwriting筆跡
亲笔 qīn bǐ in one's own handwriting親筆
笔录 bǐ lù transcript筆錄
钢笔 gāng bǐ fountain pen鋼筆
笔直 bǐ zhí perfectly straight筆直
笔试 bǐ shì written examination筆試
笔下 bǐ xià the wording and purport of what one writes筆下
粉笔 fěn bǐ chalk粉筆
蜡笔 là bǐ crayon蠟筆
文笔 wén bǐ writings文筆
圆珠笔 yuán zhū bǐ ballpoint pen圓珠筆
一笔勾销 yī bǐ gōu xiāo to write off at one stroke一筆勾銷
笔名 bǐ míng pen name筆名
笔墨 bǐ mò words筆墨
毛笔 máo bǐ writing brush毛筆
画笔 huà bǐ painting brush畫筆
笔画 bǐ huà strokes of a Chinese character筆畫
随笔 suí bǐ essay-writing隨筆

Decomposition & Compounds

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Decomposition

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Compounds

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