fēn numerous; confused; disorderly

Made up of [ silk radical 120, fēn divide; part ]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

The silk radical lends the idea of multiple threads that turn 'divide' into confusion
Number of strokes 7

Related characters


Using : hóng (red) gěi (give) zhǐ (paper) jīng (Classic) wéi (to preserve) lèi (tired) gāng (guiding principle) zǔ (to form) xù (beginnings) jié (knot) jì (order) fǎng (fine woven silk fabric)
Using fēn : fèn (portion) pàn (to hope for) pén (basin) pín (poor) bàn (to act)

Sounds same

fēn (divide)

Different tone

fèn (portion)

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Mon 1st Jan

Elephants receive more protection in 2018

For a very long time ivory from Africa has been smuggled into China where after it is carved it is often falsely labeled 'antique' so it can be sold. With increasing affluence in China the market in ivory had grown with the result that poachers in Africa have established a lucrative illegal market.

Moves by the Chinese government have driven the trade underground and the price for ivory has dropped and from 1st January 2018 a total ban on ivory trade is to be enforced involving the shutting down of the few remaining workshops.

China used to have a considerable population of Asian elephants but killing and habitat erosion has now restricted the pachyderms to only a few places in Yunnan. There are believed to be only 250 of them but numbers have started to rise.


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