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Characters: Simplification

  1. Introduction
  2. Radicals
  3. Multiple equivalences
  4. Frequent characters

Introduction

简体字jiǎntǐzìsimplified characters
(used in mainland China, Singapore and Malaysia)
简化字jiǎnhuàzìsimplified characters
(used in mainland China, Singapore and Malaysia)
繁体字fántǐzìtraditional characters
(used in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Overseas communities)
正体字zhèngtǐzì TWtraditional characters
(used in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Overseas communities)

Radicals

SimplifiedTraditionalSimplifiedTraditional
说 语 话 讲說 語 話 講
丝 红 级 纸絲 紅 級 紙
饿 饱 饺 馆餓 飽 餃 館
银 铜 铃 钟銀 銅 鈴 鐘
们 问 闻 闪們 問 聞 閃
吗 妈 骂 骑嗎 媽 罵 騎
页 负 贵 财頁 負 貴 財
转 辆 轻 轨轉 輛 輕 軌

Multiple equivalences

SimplifiedTraditional
to send
hair
gànto do, to work
gāndry
hòuafter
hòuqueen
how much/many
small table
in, inside
mile
miànface, surface
miànnoodles
zhǐonly
zhī(classifier)

Frequent characters