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Pronunciation : jiǎn
Meaning :
  1. subtract. (v)
  2. reduce; decrease. (v)
Radical :
Strokes : 11
Traditional : ( Stroke Order )
Usage : 13.5%
Common Words / Phrases:
1.
减少
jiǎn shǎo
: lessen;decrease
2.
减肥
jiǎn féi
: fine down
3.
减退
jiǎn tuì
: drop; go down
4.
减轻
jiǎn qīng
: lighten; alleviate; ease
5.
减价
jiǎn jià
: knock down; cut-price
6.
减法
jiǎn fǎ
: subtraction
7.
减低
jiǎn dī
: lower; decrease
Sentences:
1. Nine minus four is five.
jiǔ jiǎn děng wǔ。
: nine
: minus
: four
等于 : equal
: five
2. We hold our big sale biannually.
men bàn nián jìn háng jiǎn jià
我们 : we
半年 : half a year
进行 : carry out; conduct; run
: one
: time
大减价 : big sale
3. This medicine will relieve your headache.
zhè yào jiāng jiǎn qīng de tóu tòng
: this
: medicine
: will
减轻 : reduce
: your
: (particle) used after an attribute; to
头痛 : headache
4. The number of students were reduced.
xué shēng de rén shù jiǎn shǎo le
学生 : student
: (particle) used after an attribute; to
人数 : the number of people
减少 : lessen; decrease
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
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