fèn portion; share; measure word for gifts, newspapers, magazines

Made up of [ rén Person (radical) radical 9, fēn divide; part ]

Note

The combinaton of person radical and 'divide' gives idea of portion as well as phonetic
Number of strokes 6

Related characters


Using rén : tā (he) huā (flower) mén (s) hé (what) huà (to make into) wèi (position) yè (night) zhuàn (biography) zuò (to do) dài (replace) 亿 yì (100,000,000) nǐ (you) zhù (to live) shén (what) gū (estimate) gōng (to provide) zhí (value) bǐng (both) rén (humane) chàng (to initiate) 仿 fǎng (to imitate) dǎo (fall) dàn (but) hòu (wait)
Using fēn : fēn (numerous) pàn (to hope for) pén (basin) pín (poor) bàn (to act)

Different tone

fēn (divide) fēn (numerous)

< Previous fēn Next fēng >

Pronunciation

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Begin to take measures when it is far too late
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