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niān
v. to pick up (with the thumb and one or two fingers); pick and choose
    hand
 n/a 
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.
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​儿。
​兒。
tā niān qǐ yì duǒ huār
phr. He picked up a flower.
niān huā ré cǎo
phr. have many love affairs
xìn shǒu niān lái
idiom. to have one's words at hand -- to write without stopping to think
niān qīng pà zhòng
idiom. to pick the easy jobs and shirk the hard ones