簡単

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  • かんたん kantan

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  • な adjectivenoun
    simple, easy, uncomplicated
    • brief, quick, light
      • eenvoudig, kort en goed, bondig, simpel, gemakkelijk, met, in een paar woorden, gecomprimeerd, eenvoudig, kort, simpel, gemakkelijk, 1. eenvoud, beknoptheid, kortheid, 2. eenvoudig, kort, simpel, gemakkelijk
        • simple, facile
          • bref, rapide, léger
            • einfach, bündig, leicht, kurz, schlicht, in Kürze, in kurzen Worten, mit wenig Worten, ohne viel Worte, Einfachheit, Schlichtheit, Unkompliziertheit, Bündigkeit, Kürze
              • mesterkéletlen
                • просто; коротко, вкратце, простой; краткий, : {~な} простой; краткий, {~に} просто; коротко, вкратце, {~にする} упрощать; сокращать
                  • preprosto, lahek, preprost, enostaven, enostavno
                    • simple, sencillo
                      • lätt, enkel

                        Kanji in this word

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                        • 18 strokes

                          simplicity, brevity

                        • 9 strokes

                          simple, one, single, merely

                        Adjective declension

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                        Plain
                        Present簡単だ - かんたんだ (kantanda) 
                        Negative簡単じゃない - かんたんじゃない (kantanjanai) 
                        Past簡単だった - かんたんだった (kantandatta) 
                        Past negative簡単じゃなかった - かんたんじゃなかった (kantanjanakatta) 
                        Te form簡単で - かんたんで (kantande) 
                        Adverbial簡単に - かんたんに (kantanni) 
                        Polite
                        Present簡単です - かんたんです (kantandesu) 
                        Negative簡単ではありません - かんたんではありません (kantandehaarimasen) 
                        Past簡単でした - かんたんでした (kantandeshita) 
                        Past negative簡単ではありませんでした - かんたんではありませんでした (kantandehaarimasendeshita) 

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