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Characters: Simplification

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

Introduction

简体字ㄐㄧㄢˇ ㄊㄧˇˋsimplified characters
(used in mainland China, Singapore and Malaysia)
简化字ㄐㄧㄢˇ ㄏㄨㄚˋˋsimplified characters
(used in mainland China, Singapore and Malaysia)
繁体字ㄈㄢˊ ㄊㄧˇˋtraditional characters
(used in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Overseas communities)
正体字ㄓㄥˋ ㄊㄧˇˋ 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
ㄈㄚ to send
ㄈㄚˋhair
ㄍㄢˋto do, to work
ㄍㄢ dry
ㄏㄡˋafter
ㄏㄡˋqueen
ㄐㄧˇhow much/many
ㄐㄧ small table
ㄌㄧˇin, inside
ㄌㄧˇmile
ㄇㄧㄢˋface, surface
ㄇㄧㄢˋnoodles
ˇonly
ㄓ (classifier)

Frequent characters