jiǎn
char. scissors, clippers; instrument shaped like scissors; to cut off, wipe out
Other meanings
[jiǎn]   v. to trim or cut (with scissors)
    knife

Simplified Chinese

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Traditional Chinese

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Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
EXAMPLES
jiǎn dāo
n. scissors
jiǎn zi
n. scissors, shears
jiǎn duàn
phr. cut off, shear off
huó jiǎn
n. fire-tongs
jiǎn chú
v. to exterminate, to annihilate