mén entrance; gate


Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

Picture of two doors that form a gateway, now much simplified
Number of strokes 3

Radical

Index 169 used in: mén (s) ; wèn (ask) ; rùn (leap) ; wén (to hear) ; xián (to stay idle) ; jiàn (gap)

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Sounds same

mén (s)

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Pronunciation

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

Provinces

澳门 Macau

Cities

厦门 Xiamen, Fujian
江门 Jiangmen, Guangdong
荆门 Jingmen, Hubei
天门 Tianmen, Hubei
海门 Haimen, Jiangsu
澳门 Macau City, Macau

Proverbs

城门失火,殃及池鱼 chéng mén shī huó, yāng jí chí yú A drastic action may unintentionally affect other people. Show consideration for all
开门见山 kāi mén jiàn shān To come straight to the point. Avoid procrastination
没做亏心事,不怕鬼叫门 méi zuò kuī xīn shì, bù pà guǐ jiào mén If you have done nothing wrong, there is no worry over retribution
门可罗雀 mén kě luó què Having few visitors
邪门歪道 xié mén wāi daò Dishonesty and deceit

Phrases

天安门 tiān ān mén Tiananmen Square

Also

天安门广场 Tiānānmén Guǎngchǎng Tiananmen Square
鬼门开 guǐ mén kāi Ghost Gate
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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