wén to hear; news; well-known

Made up of [ mén entrance; gate radical 169, ěr ear radical 128]
Alternative traditional form of character:


Gives the idea of an ear at a gateway - hence 'listen, hear'; 'men' 'gateway' also suggests pronunciation
Number of strokes 9

Related characters

Using mén : mén (s) wèn (ask) rùn (leap) xián (to stay idle) jiàn (gap)
Using ěr : qǔ (to take) cōng (quick at hearing)

Sounds same

wén (script)

Different tone

wèn (ask)

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百闻不如一见 bǎi wén bù rú yí jiàn Delighted to meet you
闻风丧胆 wén fēng sàng dǎn Panic stricken. Terrified by news
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