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English Definitionsimply; at all; practically
Simplified Script简直
Traditional Script簡直
Effective Pinyin
(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo)ㄐㄧㄢˇ ㄓˊ
Cantonese (Jyutping)gaan2zik6
Part of Speech(副) adverb
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=5; TOP=Intermediate
Word Decomposition
jiǎnsimple; uncomplicated; letter; to choose; to select; bamboo strips used for writing (old)
zhístraight; to straighten; fair and reasonable; frank; straightforward; (indicates continuing motion or action); vertical; vertical downward stroke in Chinese characters; (Chinese surname); Zhi (c. 2000 BC), fifth of the legendary Flame Emperors 炎帝 descended from Shennong 神农 Farmer God

Related Words

Words With Same Head Word    
简单jiǎndānsimple; not complicated
简便jiǎnbiànsimple and convenient; handy
简称jiǎnchēngto be abbreviated to; abbreviation; short form
简化jiǎnhuàto simplify
简体字jiǎntǐ zìsimplified Chinese character, as opposed to traditional Chinese character 繁体字
Words With Same Tail Word    
一直yīzhístraight (in a straight line); continuously; always; from the beginning of ... up to ...; all along
垂直chuízhíperpendicular; vertical
笔直bǐzhíperfectly straight; straight as a ramrod; bolt upright
亢直kàngzhíupright and unyielding (literary)
僵直jiāngzhístiff; rigid; inflexible
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