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Meaning of 简

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(Trad.: 簡)

Total strokes: 13; Radical: ; Structure: 竹 + 间
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Pinyin: jiǎn
English Definition: simple; uncomplicated; letter; to choose; to select; bamboo strips used for writing (old)
Chinese Definition:
①古代用来写字的竹板:竹简。简牍。简策。简册。
②书信:简帖。简札。信简。书简。
③不复杂:简单。简易。简略。简要。简便。简洁。简练。册繁就简。言简意赅。
④选择:简拔。简选。简任。
⑤姓氏。

Antonyms:
Example Words:
简化 [ jiǎn huà ]: to simplify
简陋 [ jiǎn lòu ]: simple and crude
简要 [ jiǎn yào ]: concise; brief
精简 [ jīng jiǎn ]: to simplify; to reduce
简体字 [ jiǎn ]: simplified Chinese character, as opposed to traditional Chinese character 繁体字