mén entrance; gate

Alternative traditional form of character:


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


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

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stroke order for 门
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澳门 Macau


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


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


天安门 tiān ān mén Tiananmen Square


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