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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
    • bamboo; flute
    • between, among; midpoint; space, place, locality
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Example Words:
简化字 [ jiǎn huà ]: simplified Chinese character
简单网络管理协议 [ jiǎn dān wǎng luò guǎn xié ]: Simple Network Management Protocol; SNMP
简要介绍 [ jiǎn yào jiè shào ]: brief introduction
精简开支 [ jīng jiǎn kāi zhī ]: to reduce spending; to cut spending
原因很简单 [ yuán yīn hěn jiǎn dān ]: the reason is very simple
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