Simplified Chinese characters often contain radicals which have been simplified according to two basic rules:
- Replace several lines and/or dots with one line
- Replace the traditional radical with a small, unique portion thereof
The difference between the traditional and simplified version of the same character can therefore lie solely in the visual appearance of the radical. One example is the character for "language"; the traditional character is 語, whilst in the simplified 语 only the radical is altered.
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