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jiǎn
v. pick up, gather, collect
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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.
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jián qǐ kuài zi
phr. pick up the chopsticks
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wó fǔ shēn bǎ qián jián qǐ lái .
phr. I bent over to pick up the money.
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tā jiǎn le yì xiē shù zhī dián huǒ zuò fàn .
phr. He lit the fire with some branches to cook.
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tā cóng lā jī duī lí jiǎn dào yì dá chāo piào .
phr. He came upon a stack of bank notes from a garbage dump.
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tuì cháo shí wǒ men kě yǐ zài shā tān shàng jiǎn bèi ké
phr. When the tide is out, we can pick up some shells on the sand.