pén basin; flower pot; unit of volume

Made up of [ fēn divide; part , mǐn dish; vessel; shallow container radical 108]

Note

The 'fen' gives the approximate sound
Number of strokes 9

Related characters


Using fēn : fèn (portion) fēn (numerous) pàn (to hope for) pín (poor) bàn (to act)

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Pronunciation

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