fēn divide; part

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


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 >


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


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 far away


八点十分 bā diǎn shí fēn 10 past 8
The Chinese Stars

The Chinese Stars


The Chinese system of astronomical observation is as ancient and distinctly different that as that developed in Europe and the Middle East. More emphasis was put on the moon than the sun and stars were arranged into groups according to a view of the Imperial system.
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