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shěng chī jiǎn yòng
v. live frugally, economize on food and clothing, scrimp and save
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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.
tā shěng chī jiǎn yòng , bǎ qián cún qǐ lái , xī wàng néng zào yí zuò qiáo .
phr. He economized on food and clothing and saved up the money hoping that he would be able to build a bridge.