Can the kanji for writing 「書き」be used to express that one is drawing something, like a picture「絵」. As in 絵は書きます read as えはかきます.

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For drawing, we use 「描{か}く」 as in 「絵{え}を描く」.

「書{か}く」 is reserved for writing letters and characters. So, we say 「字{じ}を書く」, 「文章{ぶんしょう}を書く」, etc.

Note that the two are originally the same verb. They are only written using different kanji for disambiguation.


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