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jiān
char. supervise, inspect; prison, jail
Other meanings
[jiàn]   char. name of imperial office (in ancient times)
    dish

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
jiān guǎn
v. monitor, supervise
jiān dū
v. supervise
jiān yù
n. prison
jiān shì
v. keep watch on, monitor, guard
jiān kǎo
v. to watch over students during examinations
jiān láo
n. prison, jail
zǒng jiān
n. commissioner (police), inspector-general
jiān tīng
v. monitor, listen in, eavesdrop