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

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