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简单 jiǎn dān: Meaning and Pronunciation / HSK 3

简单 (jiǎn dān) English Meaning

  • simple
  • not complicated

Traditional Characters: 簡單

简 forms words in:

HSK 3,  HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

单 forms words in:

HSK 3,  HSK 5 and HSK 6.  CLICK HERE to jump to the list.

Sample Sentences

  • 它没有那么简单。
    Tā méiyǒu nàme jiǎndān.
    It’s not that simple.
  • 开车真的非常简单。
    Kāichē zhēn de fēicháng jiǎndān.
    Driving a car is really very simple.
  • 他的故事就是简单。
    Tā de gùshì jiùshì jiǎndān.
    His story was pretty simple.
  • 五减二是简单的减法。
    Wǔ jiǎn èr shì jiǎndān de jiǎnfǎ.
    Two from five is a simple subtraction.
  • 事故由一个简单的错误产生。
    Shìgù yóu yīgè jiǎndān de cuòwù chǎnshēng.
    The accident arose from a simple mistake.
  • 这么简单的东西三岁小孩也会。
    Zhème jiǎndān de dōngxī sān suì xiǎohái yě huì.
    The smallest child knows such a simple thing.
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Stroke Order & Character Components

hsk 3 jian 3

简 (jiǎn): simple; uncomplicated; letter; to choose; to select; bamboo strips used for writing (old)

  • ⺮(shì): bamboo
  • 间(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
hsk 3 dan

单 (dān): bill; list; form; single; only; sole; odd number; CL: 個|个(gè)

  • 丷(ha): eight / separate
  • 日(rì): sun
  • 十(shí): ten

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 简

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 简历(jiǎn lì): Curriculum Vitae (CV); résumé (resume); biographical notes
  • 简直(jiǎn zhí): simply; at all; practically

HSK 6 Word List

  • 简化(jiǎn huà): simplify
  • 简陋(jiǎn lòu): simple and crude (of a room or building)
  • 简体字(jiǎn tǐzì): simplified Chinese character, as opposed to traditional Chinese character 繁体字(fán tǐ zì)
  • 简要(jiǎn yào): concise; brief
  • 精简(jīng jiǎn): to simplify; to reduce

Links to all HSK Words & Lists Containing 单

HSK 3 Word List

HSK 5 Word List

  • 单纯(dān chún): simple; pure; alone; merely
  • 单调(dān diào): monotonous; uniform; unvarying
  • 单独(dān dú): by oneself; alone; on one’s own
  • 单位(dān wèi): unit (to measure); work unit (one’s workplace); group of people as a whole; CL: 個|个(gè)
  • 单元(dān yuán): unit (as an entity); element; entrance number

HSK 6 Word List

  • 传单(chuán dān): leaflet; flier; pamphlet
  • 床单(chuáng dān): sheet (bed); CL: 条(tiáo), 件(jian4), 张(zhāng), 床(chuáng)
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