简 meaning and pronunciation

Simplified character
Traditional character

简 in English

jiǎn

  • simple
  • uncomplicated
  • letter
  • to choose
  • to select
  • bamboo strips used for writing (old)

HSK levels


Components

  • (shì): bamboo
  • (jiān): between; among; within a definite time or space; room; section of a room or lateral space between two pairs of pillars; classifier for rooms;

Characters with the same pronunciation

  • : frugal; thrifty; needy;
  • : Japanese variant of 儉|俭[jian3];
  • : to lower; to decrease; to reduce; to subtract; to diminish;
  • : scissors; shears; clippers; CL:把[ba3]; to cut with scissors; to trim; to wipe out or exterminate;
  • : child;
  • : carry to the utmost; to cut;
  • : to choose; to pick; to sort out; to pick up;
  • : to pick up; to collect; to gather;
  • : bright (light);
  • : bamboo conduit; wooden peg; spout; same as 筧|笕;
  • : card; note; letter; old variant of 揀|拣[jian3];
  • : to check; to examine; to inspect; to exercise restraint;
  • : Japanese variant of 檢|检;
  • : eyelid;
  • : base; alkali; soda (chemistry);
  • : bamboo conduit; water pipe of bamboo;
  • : cocoon; callus;
  • : folds;
  • : to speak out boldly;
  • : shallow; stupid;
  • : callus (patch or hardened skin); corns (on the feet);
  • : lame; cripple; unfortunate; slow; difficult; nag (inferior horse); donkey; lame horse;
  • : ancient weapon like a long solid metal truncheon;
  • : Japanese variant of 鹼|碱[jian3];

Sentences examples with 简

  • 这些题对他来说很简单。
    Zhèxiē tí duì tā lái shuō hěn jiǎndān.
  • 她简单打扮了一下就出门了。
    Tā jiǎndān dǎbànle yīxià jiù chūménle.
  • 我教你跳舞吧,动作很简单。
    Wǒ jiào nǐ tiàowǔ ba, dòngzuò hěn jiǎndān.
  • 这个对话比较简单,我能听懂。
    Zhège duìhuà bǐjiào jiǎndān, wǒ néng tīng dǒng.

Words containing 简, by HSK level