Meaning of 捡

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(Trad.: 撿)
Pinyin: jiǎn
English Definition: to pick up; to collect; to gather
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 10; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (hand) conveys the meaning.
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Example Words:
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)
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
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