fēn divide; part

Made up of [ dāo knife , eight; 8 radical 12]
Used as component in : fèn ; fēn ; pàn ; pén ; pín ; bàn

Note

A combination of character for 'division' and 'knife' to reinforce the notion
Number of strokes: 4

Related characters


Also uses dāo component: chū (at first) jiǎn (scissors) suǒ (actually) zhào (according to)
Also uses component: dài (to respect) gòng (common) gōng (public) guān (shut) huáng (yellow) líng (mound) liù (six) qí (his) shāng (commerce) sì (four) xīng (prosper) xué (cave)

Sounds same

fēn (numerous)

Different tone

fèn (portion)

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Pronunciation

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stroke order for 分
Stroke order for character 分, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

Proverbs

一分耕耘, 一分收获 yī fēn gēng yún, yī fēn shōu huò Hard work is needed to achieve a good result
一分钱,一分货 yī fēn qián, yī fēn huò You cant buy something for nothing
月到中秋分外明, 每逢佳节倍思亲 yuè dào zhōng qiū fèn wài míng, měi féng jiā jié bèi sī qīn Longing to see family from far away

Phrases

bā diǎn shí fēn 10 past 8

Mental agility

Although the Chinese abacus has been abandoned in favor of the digital calculator there are still many Chinese children still learning how to use the abacus at night classes. This is because the mental skills required to use an abacus are important in developing mental arithmetic. A recent competition to find the fastest brain for computing a sum was won by people who had learned the abacus. Once the skill is gained it is fairly easy to compute complex sums by imagining carrying it out on an abacus. You could see this by noting how the winner's fingers twitch while they are computing.
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