Meaning of 捡

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(Trad.: 撿)
Pinyin: jiǎn
English Definition: to pick up; to collect; to gather
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Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words
捡骨 jiǎn bone-gathering, a custom of Fujian and Taiwan in which a son recovers the bones of his deceased father from the grave and places them in an urn for permanent storage at a different location
捡了芝麻丢了西瓜 jiǎn le zhī ma diū le guā to let go of the big prize while grabbing at trifles (idiom)
捡到篮里就是菜 jiǎn dào lán jiù shì cài all is grist that comes to the mill (idiom)
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Example Sentences
And as soon as they were past - no, not that soon; many minutes later, when he had the stomach - the chef ran down to the street and collected the man' s briefcase, coat, and shirt.
The puppies were so young their fur was matted and wet; they yelped with fear as I picked them up off the road.
This is great - what started out as a simple fulfilment of a course component has unearthed a little ready cash for you.
I then picked up all the toys, books, and clothing off of the floor.
As he picked up the purse,the money dropped out.