Chinese Notes

Glossary and Vocabulary for An introduction to Chinese calligraphy

Word count: 386, unique words: 225, character count: 594

Contents

  1. People and Places
  2. Frequencies of Lexical Words
  3. Frequencies of all Words
  4. Bigrams

People, places

and other proper nouns

Simplified Traditional Pinyin English Notes
chén
  1. Chen
  2. Chen of the Southern dynasties
  3. narrate / tell / old / stale / to state / to display / to explain / to arrange / to exhibit
大篆 dàzhuàn Great Seal Script
德宗 Dé Zōng Emperor De Zong
广西 廣西 Guǎngxī Guangxi
湖南 Húnán Hunan
楷书四大家 楷書四大家 kǎishū sì dà jiā The four great masters of regular script
李希烈 Lǐ Xīliè Li Xilie
柳公权 柳公權 Liǔ Gōngquán Liu Gongquan
柳体 柳體 Liǔ tǐ calligraphic style of Liu Gongquan
卢杞 盧杞 Lú Qǐ Lu Qi
名家 Míng Jiā Logicians School of Thought / School of Names
南海 Nán Hǎi
  1. South China Sea
  2. Canton / Guangzhou
  3. Southern Ocean
欧体 歐體 Ōu tǐ calligraphic style of Ouyang Xun
欧阳询 陽歐詢 Ōuyáng Xún Ouyang Xun
上海交通大学 上海交通大學 Shànghǎi Jiāotōng Dàxué Shanghai Jiaotong University
小篆 xiǎozhuàn Small Seal Script
颜鲁公 顏魯公 Yán Lǔgōng Yan Lugong / Yan Zhenqing
颜平原 顏平原 Yán Píngyuán Yan Pingyuan / Yan Zhenqing
颜勤礼碑 顏勤禮碑 Yán Qín Lǐ Bēi Yan Family Ceremony Inscription
颜体 顏體 Yán tǐ calligraphic style of Yan Zhenqing
颜真卿 顏真卿 Yán Zhēnqīng Yan Zhenqing
赵孟頫 趙孟頫 Zhào Mèngfǔ Zhao Mengfu
赵体 趙體 Zhào tǐ calligraphic style of Liu Gongquan

Frequencies of Lexical Words

Frequency Chinese Pinyin English
13 颜体 Yán tǐ calligraphic style of Yan Zhenqing
11 letter / symbol / character
8 zhǔ owner
8 niú an ox / a cow / a bull
6 rén person / people / a human being
6 nèi inside / interior
6 father
6 four
5 day of the month / a certain day
5 èr two
4 书法 shūfǎ calligraphy
4 downwards-right concave stroke
4 xíng to walk / to move
4 wén writing / text
3 右下点 yòu xià diǎn lower right dot
3 短撇 duǎn piě short downwards left curved stroke
3 gōu to hook
3 欧阳询 Ōuyáng Xún Ouyang Xun
3 笔法 bǐfǎ calligraphic technique / drawing strokes
3 上点 shàng diǎn upper dot stroke
3 wáng Wang
3 字帖 zìtiè copybook
3 bài to bow / to pay respect to
3 píng flat / level / smooth
3 出版社 chūbǎn shè publisher / publishing house / press
3 执笔 zhíbǐ to hold a brush
2 shí ten
2 àn bank / shore
2 tián field
2 竖钩 shù gōu vertical hooked stroke
2 方笔 fāngbǐ a square style of brush work
2 直竖 zhí shù straight vertical stroke
2 to enter
2 to press / to push down
2 piě a downwards-left curved character stroke
2 右弧竖 yòu hú shù right vertical stroke
2 平捺 píng nà flat right concave stroke
2 中华文化 zhōnghuà wénhuà Chinese culture
2 楷书 kǎishū regular script
2 右厥 yòu jué right combined horizontal and vertical hook stroke
2 biān to edit / to compile / to write / to compose
2 左上点 zuǒ shàng diǎn upper left dot stroke
2 颜真卿 Yán Zhēnqīng Yan Zhenqing
2 横钩 hénggōu horizontal hooked stroke
2 长撇 cháng piě long downwards left curved stroke
2 毛笔 máobǐ writing brush
2 临摹 línmó to copy
2 book / volume
2 美术 měishù art / fine arts / painting
2 挑法 tiāofǎ upward flick stroke
2 to reach / to arrive
2 颜勤礼碑 Yán Qín Lǐ Bēi Yan Family Ceremony Inscription
2 悬针 xuán zhēn hanging vertical stroke
2 one
2 yǎn to press down
2 南海 Nán Hǎi South China Sea
2 入门 rùmén a primer / an introductory course
2 运笔 yùnbǐ to move a brush / to move a pen
2 wěi big / large / great
2 文具 wénjù stationery
2 短横 duǎn héng short horizontal stroke
2 左弧竖 zuǒ hú shù left vertical stroke
2 dào way / road / path
2 协会 xiéhuì an association / a society
2 左下点 zuǒ xià diǎn lower left dot stroke
2 squares
2 zǎo early / morning
2 zhuó to peck
2 折钩 zhégōu turning hook stroke
2 圆笔 yuánbǐ a round style of brush work
2 左厥 zuǒ jué left combined horizontal and vertical hook stroke
2 狐钩 húgōu hooked arc stroke
2 长横 cháng héng long horizontal stroke
1 yǐn to lead / to guide
1 a minor official
1 柳体 Liǔ tǐ calligraphic style of Liu Gongquan
1 收笔 shōubǐ the end of a stroke
1 斜点 xié diǎn upper dot stroke
1 shì a scholar
1 柳公权 Liǔ Gōngquán Liu Gongquan
1 讲座 jiǎngzuò a course of lectures
1 正锋 zhèngfēng a style of brush work with decoration in transitions between strokes
1 chǎng factory / yard / depot / workhouse / works / cliff / slope
1 行笔 xíngbǐ moving the brush
1 逆锋起笔 nì fēng qǐbǐ a hooked-like movement of the brush to start a stroke
1 广西 Guǎngxī Guangxi
1 guì cupboard / cabinet / wardrobe
1 tiger
1 书画毡 shūhuà zhān felt desk pad
1 上海交通大学 Shànghǎi Jiāotōng Dàxué Shanghai Jiaotong University
1 a drama / a play / a show
1 tiè a rubbing from incised inscription
1 墨汁 mòzhī prepared Chinese ink
1 nán south
1 zuǒ left
1 shí rock / stone
1 kōng empty / void / hollow
1 sān three
1 新编 xīnbiān to compile anew / new (version) / newly set up (part of an organization)
1 bīng ice
1 基本笔画 jīběn bǐhuà fundamental stroke
1 zhǐ paper
1 楷书四大家 kǎishū sì dà jiā The four great masters of regular script
1 画垫 huàdiàn a drawing pad
1 jūn army / military
1 青少年 qīngshào nián an adolescent / a youth / a teenager
1 草书 cǎoshū cursive script
1 book / volume
1 five
1 名家 Míng Jiā Logicians School of Thought / School of Names
1 huàn to exchange
1 council-chamber / government cabinet
1 起笔 qǐbǐ the start of a stroke
1 xiāng fragrant / savory / appetizing / sweet / scented
1 zhì sign / mark / flag
1 jǐng well
1 颜鲁公 Yán Lǔgōng Yan Lugong / Yan Zhenqing
1 笔管 bǐguǎn brush handle / pen shaft
1 行书 xíngshū xingshu / semi-cursive script / running script
1 shī the practice of selfless giving / dāna
1 yǒng a sacrifice
1 róng glory / honor
1 李希烈 Lǐ Xīliè Li Xilie
1 qiān one thousand
1 调色盘 tiáosè pán a palette
1 提笔 tíbǐ to start writing / to start a stroke
1 dào to arrive
1 甲骨文 jiǎgǔwén oracle bone script
1 赵孟頫 Zhào Mèngfǔ Zhao Mengfu
1 欧体 Ōu tǐ calligraphic style of Ouyang Xun
1 德宗 Dé Zōng Emperor De Zong
1 小篆 xiǎozhuàn Small Seal Script
1 respectful
1 to associate with / be near
1 食指 shízhǐ index finger
1 chūn spring
1 to beat / to strike / to hit / to type / to mix up / to fetch / to shoot / to calculate
1 书画 shūhuà calligraphy
1 tiān day
1 to drink
1 拇指 mǔzhǐ thumb / big toe
1 hán an envelope / a case
1 笔锋 bǐfēng the tip of a writing brush / vigor of style in writing / stroke / touch
1 military / martial
1 zhàn deep
1 àn to press / to push
1 标准 biāozhǔn an official standard / norm / criterion
1 sufficient / enough
1 ài to love
1 手指 shǒuzhǐ finger
1 wèn to ask
1 to anchor / to moor / to touch
1 gāo high / tall
1 书体 shūtǐ calligraphic style
1 shǒu hand
1 shì matter / thing / item
1 guāng light
1 小指 xiǎozhǐ little finger
1 zài in / at
1 zhèng upright / straight
1 中指 zhōngzhǐ middle finger
1 湖南 Húnán Hunan
1 child / son
1 卢杞 Lú Qǐ Lu Qi
1 参考书目 cānkǎo shūmù reference list / bibliography
1 valley / gorge / ravine
1 qīng green or blue
1 night
1 jīng spirit / soul / vitality / energy
1 赵体 Zhào tǐ calligraphic style of Liu Gongquan
1 zhōng middle / during / inside
1 tóng boy / child / children
1 dōng east
1 回锋收笔 huí fēng shōubǐ a hooked-like movement of the brush at the end of a stroke
1 yuán source / origin
1 eight
1 zài to carry / to convey / to load / to hold
1 技法 jìfǎ an artistic technique
1 弯曲 wānqū winding / curved / crooked
1 pen / pencil / writing brush / the strokes of Chinese characters
1 颜平原 Yán Píngyuán Yan Pingyuan / Yan Zhenqing
1 quán perfect
1 手腕 shǒuwàn wrist
1 中锋 zhōngfēng a style of brush work with decoration in transitions between strokes
1 chén Chen
1 hǎi sea / ocean
1 chù a place / location / a spot / a point
1 huà to make into / to change into / to transform
1 yuē to speak / to say
1 精选 jīngxuǎn selected / carefully chosen
1 丛书 cóngshū a series of books / a collection of books
1 隶书 lìshū clerical script
1 大篆 dàzhuàn Great Seal Script
1 shì to show / to reveal
1 capacity / degree / a standard / a measure
1 shǐ history
1 tóng like / same / similar
1 bàn half
1 big / great / huge / large / major
1 guó a country / a state / a kingdom
1 jiāo to deliver / to turn over / to pay

Bigrams

Top 225

Frequency Simplified Traditional Example Document
3 四字 四字 四字 字 Characters
3 主字 主字 主字 字 Characters
2 中华文化协会 中華文化協會 南海岸中华文化协会 导言 Introduction
2 南海岸 南海岸 南海岸中华文化协会 导言 Introduction
2 美术出版社 美術出版社 湖南美术出版社 字 Characters
2 岸中华文化 岸中華文化 南海岸中华文化协会 导言 Introduction
1 毛笔字帖 毛筆字帖 名家名帖精选毛笔字帖 字 Characters
1 广西美术 廣西美術 广西美术出版社 字 Characters
1 湛伟 湛偉 湛伟新编 字 Characters
1 比田 比田 比田井南谷 字 Characters
1 伟编 偉編 施志伟编 字 Characters
1 帖精选 帖精選 名家名帖精选毛笔字帖 字 Characters
1 技法讲座 技法講座 书法技法讲座 字 Characters
1 陈荣 陳榮 陈荣 字 Characters
1 欧阳询楷书 陽歐詢楷書 欧阳询楷书入门 字 Characters
1 按笔 按筆 按笔 笔法 Drawing Strokes
1 平字 平字 平字 字 Characters
1 井南 井南 比田井南谷 字 Characters
1 入门丛书 入門叢書 青少年书法标准入门丛书 字 Characters
1 书法文具 書法文具 书法文具 文具 Materials
1 内字 內字 内字 字 Characters
1 南谷 南谷 比田井南谷 字 Characters
1 牛字 牛字 牛字 字 Characters
1 精选毛笔 精選毛筆 名家名帖精选毛笔字帖 字 Characters
1 田井 田井 比田井南谷 字 Characters
1 书法标准 書法標準 青少年书法标准入门丛书 字 Characters
1 志伟 誌偉 施志伟编 字 Characters
1 上海交通大学出版社 上海交通大學出版社 上海交通大学出版社 字 Characters
1 青少年书法 青少年書法 青少年书法标准入门丛书 字 Characters
1 书法技法 書法技法 书法技法讲座 字 Characters
1 伟新编 偉新編 湛伟新编 字 Characters
1 楷书入门 楷書入門 欧阳询楷书入门 字 Characters
1 施志 施誌 施志伟编 字 Characters
1 湖南美术 湖南美術 湖南美术出版社 字 Characters
1 标准入门 標準入門 青少年书法标准入门丛书 字 Characters

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