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Pronunciation : jiǎn
Meaning :
  1. simple; simplified; brief. (adj)
  2. simplify. (v)
  3. bamboo slips (used for writing on in ancient times). (v)
Radical :
Strokes : 13
Traditional : ( Stroke Order )
Usage : 16.8%
Common Words / Phrases:
1.
简报
jiǎn bào
: bulletin; brief report
2.
简称
jiǎn chēng
: abbreviation
3.
简短
jiǎn duǎn
: brief; curt
4.
简单
jiǎn dān
: simple
5.
简陋
jiǎn lòu
: be simple and crude
6.
简朴
jiǎn pǔ
: e simple and unadorned; sparing
7.
简写
jiǎn xiě
: write a Chinese character in simplified form
8.
简直
jiǎn zhí
: simply; absolutely
9.
竹简
zhú jiǎn
: bamboo slip used for writting on
Sentences:
1. The matter is not so simple; it requires further investigation.
zhè shì jiǎn dān yào jìn diào chá
: this
: matter
: not
简单 : simple
需要 : need to; require
进一步 : go a step further; further
调查 : investigate
2. He gave her a short answer.
gěi le jiǎn duǎn de huí
: he
: give
: (particle) used after an action that has taken place
: her
: one
: measure word
简短 : brief; short and simple
: (particle) used after an attribute; to
回答 : reply; answer
3. He’s being difficult on purpose.
jiǎn zhí shì nào
: he
简直 : simply; absolutely
: is
无理取闹 : be deliberately provocative; wilfully make trouble
4. These hunters live in rude cabins.
zhè xiē liè rén zhù zài jiǎn lòu de xiǎo
这些 : these
猎人 : hunter
住在 : live in
简陋 : simple and crude
: (particle) used after an attribute; to
小屋 : small house
: inside
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