纷 fēn numerous; confused; disorderly
Made up of [纟 sī
radical 120, 分 fēn
Alternative traditional form
of character: 紛
NoteThe silk radical lends the idea of multiple threads that turn 'divide' into confusion
Number of strokes 7
Using 纟 sī
: 红 hóng (red) 给 gěi (give) 纸 zhǐ (paper) 经 jīng (Classic) 维 wéi (to preserve) 累 lèi (tired) 纲 gāng (guiding principle) 组 zǔ (to form) 绪 xù (beginnings) 结 jié (knot) 纪 jì (order) 纺 fǎng (fine woven silk fabric)
Using 分 fēn
: 份 fèn (portion) 盼 pàn (to hope for) 盆 pén (basin) 贫 pín (poor) 扮 bàn (to act)
Sounds same分 fēn (divide)
Different tone份 fèn (portion)
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