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Characters: Simplification

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

Introduction

简体字jian³ ti³ zi⁴simplified characters
(used in mainland China, Singapore and Malaysia)
简化字jian³ hua⁴ zi⁴simplified characters
(used in mainland China, Singapore and Malaysia)
繁体字fan² ti³ zi⁴traditional characters
(used in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Overseas communities)
正体字zheng⁴ ti³ zi⁴ 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
fa¹to send
fa⁴hair
gan⁴to do, to work
gan¹dry
hou⁴after
hou⁴queen
ji³how much/many
ji¹small table
li³in, inside
li³mile
mian⁴face, surface
mian⁴noodles
zhi³only
zhi¹(classifier)

Frequent characters