fēn divide; part

Made up of [ dāo knife , eight; 8 radical 12]

Note

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

Related characters


Using dāo : chū (at first) suǒ (actually) jiǎn (scissors)
Using : gōng (public) qí (his) sì (four) liù (six) gòng (common) xīng (prosper) xué (cave) dài (to respect)

Sounds same

fēn (numerous)

Different tone

fèn (portion)

< Previous fěi Next fēn >

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

八点十分 bā diǎn shí fēn 10 past 8

Fawning Sychophants

It was Dowager Empress Cixi who called the Imperial eunuchs 'rats and foxes'; 'fawning sycophants' and 'artful minions'. The power of the eunuchs in the last years of Imperial China blocked any reform that threatened their own position. For centuries you needed to bribe a eunuch in order to get an audience with the Emperor.
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