xiě
v. write; paint; compose (musical or literary work); describe, depict
    cover (for )
    roof (for )

Simplified Chinese

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Traditional Chinese

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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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zài xiě yí biàn
phr. Write it again.
xiě xìn
v. write a letter
qīng miáo dàn xiě
phr. sketch in light shades, play down, deemphasize, touch on lightly
xiě shēng
v. sketch from nature, do a still life drawing
xiě yì
n./adj. freehand (drawing, painting etc), spontaneous expression; relaxed, enjoyable, comfortable
xiě shī
phr. write a poem
sù xiě huà
n. sketch