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
Industry is fortune' s right hand,and frugality her left.
I was impressed at how well the Economides communicate as a couple.
After World War I, this movement took off, aided by the shortage of French manpower.
Determined to take his ideas further, in 1912 he founded the Work-Studies Movement with the aim of bringing over more young compatriots to imbibe European ideas of science and social progress.
There is a further effect: the more that society ages, the more it may unconsciously encourage deflation - at least the gentle sort prevalent in Japan.