Meaning of 俭

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(Trad.: 儉)
Pinyin: jiǎn
English Definition: frugal; thrifty; needy
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 9; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (person) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
勤俭 qín jiǎn hardworking and frugal
节俭 jié jiǎn frugal; economical
勤工俭学 qín gōng jiǎn xué to work part time while studying; work-study program
省吃俭用 shěng chī jiǎn yòng to live frugally; to economize on food and clothing; to scrimp and save
俭朴 jiǎn plain and unadorned; thrifty and simple
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Example Sentences
The houses are thriftily built.
My parents have always saved money to ensure that I can go to college.