jié
n./v. festival; save, economize
Other meanings
[jié]   m. section, length (measure word of class, sections of an article, etc.)
[jié]   n. joint
[jiē]   char. appearing in the word 节骨眼儿 and 节子
[jié]   char. abridge; formality, etiquette; moral integrity
    (lit) grass (for )
    bamboo (for )

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
shèng dàn jié
n. Christmas
chūn jié
n. Chinese New Year, spring festival (1st of the first lunar month)
jié yuē
v. save (time, cost, energy, etc.)
jié diàn
v. save electricity