jiàn gap; to separate; to sow discontent

Made up of [ mén entrance; gate radical 169, sun; day radical 72]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Combination of entrance and sun suggests a light enclosed area - or space
Number of strokes 7

Related characters


Using mén : mén (s) wèn (ask) rùn (leap) wén (to hear) xián (to stay idle)
Using : míng (bright) shì (is) xiāng (fragrant) chūn (spring) chāng (prosperous) mò (do not) shǔ (heat) zhě (in process of) zhuō (table) qíng (clear sky) bái (bright) jǐng (bright) céng (once) yīn (sound) jiù (old) zuì (most) yì (easy) zuó (previous) dàn (dawn) zǎo (early) wǎn (evening) shí (time)

Sounds same

jiàn (healthy) jiàn (see) jiàn jiàn (to establish) jiàn (arrow)

Different tone

jiān (narrow) jiān (difficult) jiǎn (scissors)

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Pronunciation

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

Proverbs

字里行间 zì lǐ háng jiān Uncovering the hidden meaning or character

cōng quick at hearing; wise; clever

Made up of [ ěr ear radical 128, xīn heart radical 61]

Origin

The idea of clerness can be thought as coming from being quick after hearing, hence the 'ear' radical
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