See also: 簡單 and 简单

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term
かん
Grade: 6
たん
Grade: 4
on’yomi
Alternative spelling
簡單 (kyūjitai)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Chinese 簡單 (MC kˠɛnX tɑn). Compare modern Min Nan 簡單 (kán-tan).

PronunciationEdit

Adjectival nounEdit

(かん)(たん) (kantan-na (adnominal (かん)(たん) (kantan na), adverbial (かん)(たん) (kantan ni), kyūjitai 簡單)

  1. easy
  2. simple, uncomplicated
  3. brief, light, short

InflectionEdit

AntonymsEdit

NounEdit

(かん)(たん) (kantan (kyūjitai 簡單)

  1. ease
  2. simplicity
  3. lightness, brevity

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakukan, →ISBN.