簡単

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  • かんたん kantan

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  • な adjectivenoun
    simple, easy, uncomplicated
    • brief, quick, light

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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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      • Japanese sentence

        テニスをすることは私には簡単だ。 

        Sentence analysis
        English translation

        Playing tennis is easy for me.