jiàn gap; to separate; to sow discontent

Made up of [ mén entrance; gate radical 169, sun; day radical 72]
Similar looking characters : wèn (ask)
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

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

Related characters


Also uses mén component: jiān (between) mén (s) rùn (leap) wèn (ask) wén (to hear) xián (to stay idle)
Also uses component: bái (bright) céng (once) chāng (prosperous) chūn (spring) dàn (dawn) hūn (to marry) jiān (between) jǐng (bright) jiù (old) míng (bright) mò (do not) pǔ (general) qíng (clear sky) shì (is) shí (time) shǔ (heat) wǎn (evening) xiāng (fragrant) xīng (star) yáng (yang) yì (easy) yīn (sound) yǐng (picture) zǎo (early) zhào (according to) zhě (in process of) zhuō (table) zuì (most) zuó (previous)

Sounds same

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

Different tone

jiān (narrow) jiān (difficult) jiān (between) 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

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Culture

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