English translation of '简体字'
simplified characters pl
简体字 (jiǎntǐzì) (simplified characters) are the type of Chinese characters used today throughout China's Mainland, and mostly derive from the PRC government's efforts during the 1950s and 60s to make the script more accessible and improve literacy. The alternative and older form of the script, known as complex or traditional characters, 繁体字 (fántǐzì), is used predominantly in Taiwan, Hong Kong and many overseas Chinese communities. The two systems are closely related and if you have learnt one then, with a little effort, the other form should not pose too many problems!
Translation of 简体字 from the Collins Chinese to English Dictionary