When searching for airline flights, for example, there may be an option to filter by ticket price, or filter by airline, or filter by flight duration.

I am looking for the Chinese translation of "filter" in this sense.

I am not sure if 筛选 is correct.

  • yes, you are correct. go ahead Feb 27 '14 at 1:42
  • Yes, that's right.
    – 杨以轩
    Feb 27 '14 at 2:28


It's a more sophisticated word than 过滤, which we usually use for filter.

过滤 mean filtering out unwanted substances, like filtering coffee. 筛选 is more for computer filtering.

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    So yeah, since they call it Excel 筛选 (Excel filtering), if you are doing something for programming, 筛选 is the correct word to use.
    – user3992
    Feb 27 '14 at 5:18

You are absolutely correct

【词目】 筛选
【拼音】shāi xuǎn
【示例】 筛选种子|筛选矿沙。

So, yes, we use 筛选 on the Internet, 过滤 is more technical


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