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Meaning of 简

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(Trad.: 簡)
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:
Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (bamboo) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ zhú ] bamboo; flute
    • [ jiān ] between, among; midpoint; space, place, locality
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Example Words
简单 jiǎn dān simple; not complicated
简直 jiǎn zhí simply; at all; practically
简称 jiǎn chēng to be abbreviated to; abbreviation; short form
简化 jiǎn huà to simplify
简报 jiǎn bào presentation; briefing; (oral or written) brief report
More: 简* | *简 | *简*
Example Sentences
1
Jane:Yes, I do. He was born in the twentieth of August, 1949.
2
Jane:Yes, I do. He was developed in the twentieth of August, 1949.
3
You and Jane are my best friends. I want to introduce you to him.
4
西
In other words, they believe that Jane is attending to whatever she can see.
5
Mary sang very well when duetting with Jane.